Facebook Research announced the winners of the 2020 Networking Systems request for proposals. This year Facebook Research asked for proposals in the areas of host networking and transport security. Six proposals were accepted from 67 proposals from 15 countries and 57 universities. Congratulations to CNS/CSE faculty members George Porter, Aaron Schulman, and Alex C. Snoeren for receiving one of the six awards for their proposal on a custom NIC and network stack to support parallel network fabrics.
“This year’s submissions continue to reflect the quality and breadth of research topics in academia, and at the same time, their relevance to addressing Facebook’s growing networking infrastructure needs was indeed impressive,” says Rajiv Krishnamurthy, Software Engineering Director at Facebook. “I look forward to continuing our close collaboration with academia to solve interesting technical challenges as we build a more social network.” (2020, August 26). Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Networking Request for Proposals. Facebook Research. https://research.fb.com/blog/2020/08/announcing-the-winners-of-the-2020-networking-request-for-proposals/