Monday, July 21, 2008

GENI Project Awarded NSF Grant

The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), a project managed by BBN Technologies, has been awarded a three year grant worth approximately $4 million per year from the US National Science Foundation to perform GENI design and risk-reduction prototyping. The funds will be used to contract with 29 university-industrial teams selected through an open, peer-reviewed process. The first year funding will be used to construct GENI Spiral 1, a set of early, functional prototypes of key elements of the GENI system.

GENI will support a future, experimental network infrastructure that will allow researchers from diverse disciplines across computer and information science and engineering, as well as from economics and the social sciences, to escape today's Internet-circumscribed research environment.