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Architecting the Industrial Internet

By : Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano
Book Image

Architecting the Industrial Internet

By: Robert Stackowiak, Shyam Varan Nath, Carla Romano

Overview of this book

The Industrial Internet or the IIoT has gained a lot of traction. Many leading companies are driving this revolution by connecting smart edge devices to cloud-based analysis platforms and solving their business challenges in new ways. To ensure a smooth integration of such machines and devices, sound architecture strategies based on accepted principles, best practices, and lessons learned must be applied. This book begins by providing a bird's eye view of what the IIoT is and how the industrial revolution has evolved into embracing this technology. It then describes architectural approaches for success, gathering business requirements, and mapping requirements into functional solutions. In a later chapter, many other potential use cases are introduced including those in manufacturing and specific examples in predictive maintenance, asset tracking and handling, and environmental impact and abatement. The book concludes by exploring evolving technologies that will impact IIoT architecture in the future and discusses possible societal implications of the Industrial Internet and perceptions regarding these projects. By the end of this book, you will be better equipped to embrace the benefits of the burgeoning IIoT.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
Customer Feedback

Quantum computing

Many leading cloud and technology vendors are researching and developing quantum computers that operate by manipulating subatomic particles. These vendors are driven by a vision that quantum computing devices could be millions of times faster than today's computers. Some of the first versions of quantum computers with more limited power were being advertised as this book was published.

Quantum computers are fundamentally different from mainstream binary computers that have existed from the beginning of the electronic computer age. In binary computations, bits can be in one of two states, off or on (represented as 0s or 1s). This basic concept drove the inner workings of the first electronic computers that relied on vacuum tubes, later computers that relied on transistors and, still later, computers relying on integrated circuits.

The quantum computation theory was defined in the 1980s in works published by Richard Feynman, David Albert, and David Deutsch. The additional computational...