This week, the NSF announced $15 million in awards “to develop, deploy and test future Internet architectures” – as the third stage of the Future Internet Architecture (FIA) program gets underway. First conceived in 2007, FIA aims to design, explore, and show proof of concept of computer networking architectures that could meet the needs of the Read more…
Documents made public by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency (NSA) has thwarted or circumvented many of the privacy safeguards of the Internet as part of a highly classified program codenamed Bullrun…
Cloud computing has made the exchange of information between financial companies and the European community complicated.
This week, not one but two groups of IT heavyweights launched with plans to expand the scope of the Internet while protecting the free flow of ideas it provides. The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) counts already 42 founding members, including infrastructure providers Rackspace, Softlayer, ProfitBricks and Tucows, while the Internet Association’s 14-strong roster claims Web giants Google, Yahoo, Facebook, eBay and Amazon.
VMware and Yahoo are both under new leadership. EMC Corp’s Pat Gelsinger is replacing Paul Maritz as the CEO of VMware and longtime Google hotshot Marissa Mayer takes the top office at Yahoo.
One-third of all US Internet users visit an Amazon-hosted site every day.
An upcoming committee hearing in the United States will address the critical issue for cloud’s future in America–reliable, updated infrastructure.
Researchers at Internet2 and ESNet are making use of idle network infrastructure to develop strategies for next-generation Internet use.
The National Science Foundation has awarded funding to four projects as part of the Future Internet Architecture program; and the 3PAR bidding war is won by HP. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.
In a position paper for community input at NSF’s Future of High Performance Computing Workshop in early December, Calit2 Director Larry Smarr reviewed the successes, failures and continuing challenges of the NSF supercomputing program that he helped create.