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A small cloud or something resembling one.
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(Physical Geography) a small cloud
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(ˈklaʊd lɪt)

a small cloud.
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And in your eye--floateth there not a cloudlet of unforgotten earthly bliss?
From the left, over fields and bushes, those large balls of smoke were continually appearing followed by their solemn reports, while nearer still, in the hollows and woods, there burst from the muskets small cloudlets that had no time to become balls, but had their little echoes in just the same way.
There was no trace of shell, and there was stretched over fully half the sky an even cover of tiny and ever tinier cloudlets. The sky had grown blue and bright; and with the same softness, but with the same remoteness, it met his questioning gaze.
A slight breeze stirred the budding trees and blew up into the sky cloudlets of white and pink that seemed to make the sky bluer and the whole coloured scene more quaint.
"Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Cloud, Cloudlet, Mobile IoT, IoT Cloud, Fog, Mobile Edge, and Edge Emerging Computing Paradigms: Disambiguation and Research Directions," Journal of Network and Computer Applications 128: 105-140.
Jo, "Dynamic mobile cloudlet clustering for fog computing," in Proc.
(2014) Cloudlet Challenges, Procedia of 24th DAAAM International Symposium on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation, pp.
Networks are evolving towards 5G, SDN, and cloudlet architectures.
In this scheme, the vehicular cloud is further divided into three layers: (1) a vehicular cloudlet that forms a tree topology of connected vehicles in a VANETs, (2) a roadside cloudlet that is locally established by RSUs, and (3) a central cloud that is a group of servers accessed via the Internet.
There are a large amount of APs colocated with cloudlets in WMAN, where mobile devices are available to access the cloudlet resources easily, provided in the form of virtual machines (VMs) [8].
Based on the ETSI MEC industry standard, the virtualized software platform provides a scalable distributed cloudlet infrastructure that adds value to 4G networks and HetNets that is essential for 5G.
Lee, "Cloudlet scheduling with particle swarm optimization," in Preceedings of the 5th International Conference on Communication Systems and Network Technologies (CSNT '15), pp.