National Science Foundation eyes new architecture that can handle IoT, mobile, video and medical apps
By Sharon Gaudin, Computerworld May 13, 2014 01:36 PM ET
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing $15 million to create a more robust, agile and secure Internet.
The NSF announced on Monday it is splitting the money between three projects that are all aimed at developing better Internet architectures that are able to handle new technologies like the Internet of Things
, smart cars
and nano devices that are straining an old architecture.
The funding is expected to move efforts from the design stage to pilot programs in large-scale, realistic environments.
"NSF-funded research has been instrumental in advancing network technologies, beginning with the first large-scale use of Internet technologies to link researchers to the nation's supercomputing centers..., and along the way, helping to transition the network into the self-governing and commercially viable Internet we know today," Farnam Jahanian, head of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at NSF, said in a statement.