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CardioHPC: Serverless Approaches for Real-Time Heart Monitoring of Thousands of Patients

Workshop: The 17th Workshop on Workflows in Support of Large-Scale Science (WORKS22)

Authors: Marjan Gusev (Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (UKIM), North Macedonia); Sashko Ristov (University of Innsbruck); Andrei Amza, Armin Hohenegger, and Radu Prodan (University of Klagenfurt, Austria); and Dimitar Mileski, Pano Gushev, and Goran Temelkov (Innovations, Macedonia)

Abstract: We analyze a heart monitoring center for patients wearing electrocardiogram sensors outside hospitals. This prevents serious heart damages and increases life expectancy and health-care efficiency. In this paper, we address a problem to provide a scalable infrastructure for the real-time processing scenario for at least 10,000 patients simultaneously, and efficient fast processing architecture for the postponed scenario when patients upload data after realized measurements. CardioHPC is a project to realize a simulation of these two scenarios using digital signal processing algorithms and artificial intelligence-based detection and classification software for automated reporting and alerting.

We elaborate the challenges we met in experimenting with different serverless implementations: 1) container-based on Google Cloud Run, and 2) Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) on AWS Lambda. Experimental results present the effect of overhead in the request and transfer time, and speedup achieved by analyzing the response time and throughput on both container-based and FaaS implementations as serverless workflows.

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