The Digital Twin Consortium announced a partnership with LF Edge that aims to establish an open, interoperable framework for edge computing independent of hardware, silicon, cloud, or operating system. Through the liaison, Digital Twin Consortium will work closely with LF Edge's EdgeX Foundry, an open source, loosely coupled microservices framework. The two organizations will identify and solve common problems in the establishment, management, and operation of digital twins through edge computing platforms.
The liaison has been established to:
- Showcase how a common approach to digital twin technology can allow edge platforms connected to real-world entities to interoperate with virtual representations easily and flexibly.
- Accelerate EdgeX Foundry's adoption of digital-twin-enabling technology and techniques. Specifically, explore EdgeX's adoption of the Digital Twin Consortium digital twin reference architecture patterns to demonstrate interoperability.
- Collaborate on open-source projects to facilitate the implementation and consumption of Digital Twin Consortium platform stack reference architecture, guidelines, and related deliverables.
- Collaborate with LF Edge on the language, definitions, and taxonomy used to discuss digital twin technology.