May 16, 2023
Conference Paper

A Systematic Study to Determine 5G Baseline Performance for Scientific Computing


The fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks envisions achieving higher data rates, improved connectivity, reduced latency, and better quality of service (QoS) than the fourthgeneration (4G) cellular networks. Such improved performance can be utilized to address the challenges in applications such as electricity generation in power systems. The traditional power grids responsible for electricity generation suffer from drawbacks such as life-threatening blackout crises, and energy storage proliferation as they are not robust to extreme climatic conditions. A recent study proposed the idea of extending the capabilities of advanced wireless technologies such as the current 5G to develop a robust, energy-efficient, and secure smart grids. However there are two main challenges associated with the integration of power systems and wireless technologies. First, it is imperative to understand the architecture and the enabling technologies of 5G to ensure that the performance requirements of the smart grids are met. Second, an end-to-end testbed is required to determine if the performance requirements are met by estimating the 5G characteristics such as latency, and throughput. Our proposed alleviates the aforementioned concerns in the following manner. To begin with, a systematic study of the 5G architecture including both the StandAlone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) operations is presented. Furthermore, a detailed survey of the possible 5G enabling technologies is elicited. In addition to these, an end-toend testbed that can estimate the 5G characteristics is explained in detail with appropriate preliminary results.

Published: May 16, 2023


Tiruchirappalli Narayana Kumar V., X. Fan, E.S. Peterson, and J.V. Cree. 2023. A Systematic Study to Determine 5G Baseline Performance for Scientific Computing. In IEEE Southeastcon 2023, April 1-16, 2023, Orlando, FL, 43-48. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-182102. doi:10.1109/SoutheastCon51012.2023.10115108

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