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Edge computing, fog computing, system control and IoT: Is this a recipe for disaster?

A recap of an article in Control magazine on edge networks

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I’ve had trouble identifying edge computing as something different, something that we haven’t had before, and I have always come up with the fact that it is nothing more than a standard control system—a PLC or a PAC—with a new name and maybe a renewed topology.What may be different is that the computing power goes to the data points, instead of the data points coming to the control system. Is there a difference?The definitions of edge computing are hazy. Numbers and hardware don’t care where they do their crunching, according to an article on computing power in process applications from Control magazine.In the article, Peter Zornio, CTO at Emerson Automation…

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