We present a new hardware platform called GRiSP. It allows you to run Erlang on bare metal hardware, without a kernel. It is specifically made for rapid prototyping of Internet of Things devices and has a wide range of hardware access ports. We will introduce the hardware, talk about how Erlang runs natively on the device and give an overview of some of the research that the platform is involved in. We are a member of the LightKone H2020 EU project doing research on edge computing, including for example Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs). The GRiSP board will be used as a prototyping edge device by the researchers for IoT applications and by us for use cases ranging from “industry 4.0” smart conveyor belts to smart metering. A live demo will be showcased showing of some features of the device and how to interact with hardware components.
Senior software development professional. Experience with distributed architecture, cloud infrastructure, live operations and embedded systems. Focus on dynamic languages, test driven development and agile methods. Author of Meck, an open source mocking framework for Erlang.