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NSF Grant Boosts Content-Centered Internet Architecture Research
28 September 2010 | Computing Now
by George Lawton

"Research to improve the underlying Internet architecture got a boost in August with a $7.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation. Named Data Networking (NDN) aims to enable direct access to network content by name, without reference to specific source and destination machines, as today's TCP/IP transport suite requires...

[UCLA's Lixia] Zhang will lead the NDN project, which includes researchers from eight other universities. Additionally, Van Jacobson, a research fellow at PARC, will be the NDN chief architect. Jacobson launched PARC's content-centric networking (CCN) research, which is contributing early protocol specification and open source as a base for the NDN project...

Jacobson expects network carriers, telcos, and cable companies to be early commercial adopters. In the long haul, he sees NDN changing the way data is shared across personal computing devices. Instead of transferring movies, songs, and calendar information to each new device we use, we can have our settings and content follow us. 'Users won't have to manage the plumbing to get what they want,' he said."


NSF Announces Future Internet Architecture Awards
Awards will help develop new ideas and innovations towards the development of a more robust, secure and reliable Internet
27 August 2010 | NSF press release
by National Science Foundation

"The Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today awards for four new projects, each worth up to $8 million over three years, as part of the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program. These awards will enable researchers at dozens of institutions across the country to pursue new ways to build a more trustworthy and robust Internet. Earlier this year, NSF challenged the network science research community to look past the constraints of today's networks and engage in collaborative, long-range, transformative thinking inspired by lessons learned and promising new research ideas..." PARC is a collaborating institution for Named Data Networking.