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FABRIC is a unique national research infrastructure to enable cutting-edge and exploratory research at-scale in networking, cybersecurity, distributed computing and storage systems, machine learning, and science applications.

It is an everywhere programmable nationwide instrument comprised of novel extensible network elements equipped with large amounts of compute and storage, interconnected by high speed, dedicated optical links. It will connect a number of specialized testbeds (5G/IoT PAWR, NSF Clouds) and high-performance computing facilities to create a rich fabric for a wide variety of experimental activities.

FABRIC Capabilities

FABRIC Enables New Internet and Science Applications

Encourages a multidisciplinary approach to designing the next generation Internet supporting end users as well as science domains that depend on large-scale intelligent networks. Provides access to cutting-edge programmable network technologies, like P4 and OpenFlow.

FABRIC Advances Cybersecurity

Enables at-scale, more realistic research by peering with production networks to observe behavior

FABRIC Integrates Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Enables novel approaches to distributed and network systems control and management by integrating Machine Learning capabilities

FABRIC Integrates HPC, Wireless, and IoT

Creates a diverse environment combining programmable core and edge networks, large computational resources, 5G and IoT capabilities

FABRIC Promotes Education

FABRIC helps train the next generation of computer science researchers

What is FABRIC?

Below are two resources—a presentation and a webinar—that may provide further information to assist with answering your FABRIC questions.



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