Sunday, October 11, 2009

BBN Announces $11.5M in NSF Funding for GENI

BBN Technologies has been awarded an $11.5 million National Science Foundation grant for 33 academic/industrial research teams to accelerate prototyping of a suite of infrastructure for the GENI project, which supports experimental research in network science and engineering.

The Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) is envisioned as a national data communications laboratory, supporting experiments on a wide variety of advanced research in communications, networking, distributed systems, cyber-security, networked services, and applications

"GENI is making significant progress," said Chip Elliott, GENI Project Director. "Now we are ready to begin an intensive campaign of research experimentation, which will enable us to refine and extend today's prototypes, with a particular focus on security, architecture, workflow tools, user interfaces, and thorough instrumentation."

Companies and institutions engaged in this effort include AT&T Battelle; Brown University; CA Labs (the research division of CA Inc.); Columbia University; ETRI-Korea; IBM; Indiana University Global Research NOC; Jeffrey Hunker Associates, LLC; KISTI-Korea; Radio Technology Systems, LLC; Rutgers University; Universite Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris; University of California, San Diego; University of Illinois, Chicago; and University of Tokyo.

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