Rutgers University’s Office of Advanced Research Computing is joining the Renaissance Computing Institute of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and other partners to create a platform for testing novel internet architectures that could enable a faster, more secure internet.
Funded by a $20 million National Science Foundation grant, the platform called FABRIC will help scientists re-imagine and redesign the internet of the future based on today’s knowledge. The platform will give computer scientists a place to test networking and cybersecurity solutions and continue to extend the internet’s broad benefits for science and society.
At Rutgers University, Barr von Oehsen, associate vice president of OARC, a unit working with Rutgers’ Office of Research and Economic Development and Office of Information Technology, will serve as the lead researcher on the project.
“Cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind as data breaches become more frequent,” von Oehsen said. “The FABRIC platform offers a testbed where researchers can explore new and novel ways of providing network security, which will ultimately benefit a society that relies heavily on the internet for day-to-day operations.”