Edge Compute Devices

Edge Compute Devices are a special class of device that are capable of running the Gateway Edge Agent and executing Edge Workflows.

In addition, Edge Compute Devices can also behave similarly to Gateway Devices, in that they may report state on behalf of Peripheral Devices.

Creating a Device

You can create an Edge Compute Device through the same flow that all devices are created. Just choose “Edge Compute” from the device creation screen.

Add Edge Compute Device

Once created, make note of the Device ID at the top right of the device page. To finish the setup, you’ll need to configure and run the Gateway Edge Agent (GEA). You can read more about the GEA here, and read about detailed setup/usage instructions here.

Tested Devices

The following devices have been tested and are known to work as an Edge Compute device. This is not a comprehensive list and the GEA may work on devices not on this list.

Raspberry Pi 2 (info) Raspberry Pi 2 Raspberry Pi 3 (info) Raspberry Pi 3
Advantech UTX-3115 (info) Advantech UTX-3115 BeagleBone Black (info) BeagleBone Black
Intel’s FRD Platform (info) Intel's FRD Platform Dell Edge Gateway 3001 (info) Dell Edge Gateway 3001
HPE GL10 IoT Gateway (info) HPE GL10 IoT Gateway Lanner 7242 (info) Lanner 7242
Advantech Uno Gateway (info) Advantech Uno

Minimum Requirements

The Gateway Edge Agent must be running on your device and connected to Losant. It runs as a Docker container and expects some amount of memory to be carved out for it. Your mileage may vary, but users have had success with the following specifications.

  • Memory: 512MB
  • CPU: 1Ghz Single-core
  • Architecture: amd64, arm, arm64

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