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FABRIC is Adaptive Programmable Research Infrastructure for Computer Science and Science Applications

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.

Enables New Internet and Science Applications

Advances Cybersecurity

Integrates HPC, Wireless, and IoT

Integrates Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Promotes Education

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Recent News

NSF announces $3 million award to expand FABRIC cyberinfrastructure globally

A new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will expand FABRIC, a project to build the nation’s…   Read More >

FABRIC honors contributions of computer networking trailblazer Malathi Veeraraghavan

Dr. Malathi Veeraraghavan, professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia (UVA), passed…   Read More >

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Anticipated FABRIC Topology

Development Timeline

10/01/2019 - 09/30/2020

Finalize node and topology designs and deployment plans, collect community feedback. Design and begin implementation of control and measurement software. Prototype and test different FABRIC nodes.

FABRIC Contributors

Facility Partners


FABRIC is made possible by collaborations with the following organizations.

FABRIC is supported in part by a Mid-Scale RI-1 NSF award under Grant No. 1935966.

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