Google s Cerf to advise NSF on Internet designs

The Computing Research Association (CRA), at the request of the federal government, has tapped an advisory board to help guide the design of a next-generation Internet.

The nonprofit group's involvement is part of a new National Science Foundation initiative, called the Global Environment for Networking Innovations (GENI). GENI will be an experimental facility that tests possible architectures for a new and improved World Wide Web.

On Sept. 29, CRA released the names of the leaders who will serve on an interim CRA GENI Community Advisory Board:

Charlie Catlett, Argonne National Lab
Vint Cerf, Google
Susan Graham, University of California, Berkeley
Ron Johnson, University of Washington
Anita Jones, University of Virginia
Ed Lazowska, University of Washington (Chair)
Peter Lee, Carnegie Mellon University
Ellen Zegura, Georgia Tech

NSF recently funded CRA to create a consortium of computing experts that will consult NSF on future computing research and large-scale computing projects, including GENI. Under the three-year, $6 million agreement, CRA is responsible for appointing members to the GENI Community Advisory board, in addition to organizing the consortium.

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