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FABRIC

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

Top 5 Takeaways from Organizing Two Virtual Workshops

Members of the FABRIC Leadership Team recently had the privilege of working with the organizers of the Huge Data…   Read More >

FABRIC Community Workshop: Insightful Participants Impact FABRIC’s Architecture, Design, and Engagement Strategy

FABRIC hosted their first workshop on April 15-16. 220 participants attended from 147 institutions across 15 different…   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

FABRIC Core Team

Science/Design Drivers

Facility Partners

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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