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Press Release 07-057

Three Wishes for a Future Internet? GENI Project Will Soon Be At Your Command

NSF awards tech firm BBN Technologies funds to establish GENI project office

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GENI is envisioned as a set of several diverse components combined with software management.

The Global Environment for Network Innovation, or GENI, is envisioned as a set of components including optical substrates, forwarders, storage, process clusters, sensor fields, and wireless regions combined with a software management framework. That configuration will allow researchers to run thousands of experiments simultaneously.

Credit: Nicolle Rager Fuller, National Science Foundation


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Chip Elliot, of BBN Technologies, will be project director for the new GENI Project Office.

Chip Elliot, of BBN Technologies, will be principal investigator and project director for the new GENI Project Office. He will assume overall responsibility for timely completion of GENI's planning, including development and management of the GPO itself and its dependent working groups and subcontracts. As chief engineer, he will ensure that GENI is well-designed and technically feasible, satisfies its research requirements, and is fully ready for construction. He has been actively involved in GENI's planning since early 2006 as a system engineer for the wireless group, and is personally committed to GENI's goals and success.

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