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Tomorrow's Internet Project Office (TIPOFF)

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Building on the Success of the Global Environment for Network Innovations


In order to leverage, advance and strengthen its investments in mid-scale computing research infrastructure, the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) will support the work of Tomorrow’s Internet Project Office (TIPOFF). Working closely with the U.S. academic and industrial computer networking research community, TIPOFF will provide leadership and administrative oversight in developing, deploying and operating innovative mid-scale computing research infrastructure to meet evolving research community needs and align with emerging national priorities.

To initiate this activity, TIPOFF will assume responsibility for the operation and future evolution of the Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI) platform. TIPOFF will then lead the research community in developing an expanded and enriched experimental platform (“Platform”) that leverages the existing GENI infrastructure to support exploration of robust new networking and distributed systems architectures, services and applications. This Platform will serve as a virtual laboratory for research and education, with the goal of advancing understanding of computing and communication systems and sustaining U.S. technology leadership and competitiveness in information technology (IT) and Internet-based services.

Program contacts

Jack Brassil
Program Director, CISE/CNS
jbrassil@nsf.gov (703) 292-8950
Kevin Thompson
Program Director, CISE/ACI
kthompso@nsf.gov (703) 292-4220 CISE/OAC

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