The agreement deepens the relationship begun last year when Northeastern expanded its regional strategy to
"One of IDT's primary goals of bringing Northeastern to our headquarters was to team with leading academics on important research," said
"Edge computing" denotes a network architecture in which applications, data and computing services are pushed to the edge of a cellular network, where data is gathered, rather than traditional centralized points.
IDT's RapidIO switches are used to connect computing elements that comprise complex processing-intensive electronics systems. They are used in nearly all global 4G networks, and for data management at a growing number of organizations. The technology was used for analyzing the content of Twitter traffic during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals, and was recently adopted as a research project by CERN openlab to support future CERN Large Hadron Collider and data center analytics activities.
"IDT is a leader in low-latency interconnects with its RapidIO technologies, and Northeastern looks forward to working closely with IDT's experts in this important research area," said
"This type of research project is exactly the sort of thing that prompted Northeastern to team with IDT," said
The project is titled, "Distributed Low Latency Analytics and Caching Using Low Latency Fabric and Processing Nodes." The researchers will focus on "mobile edge" computing analytics in which x86, FPGA and GPU components are clustered using RapidIO interconnect. According to the agreement, "The goal of this project is to develop novel analytics and caching schemes utilizing the low latency RapidIO technology as the baseline to significantly improve the data analytics and caching performance as well as the overall bandwidth efficiency" of compute-intensive systems."
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Our tradition of partnership and engagement creates a distinctive approach to education and research built on the values of experiential learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Northeastern is the recognized leader in experiential learning, powered by the world's most innovative cooperative-education program. We offer students opportunities for professional work, research, service, and global learning in 131 countries on seven continents. The same spirit of engagement guides a use-inspired research enterprise that is strategically aligned with three global imperatives: health, security, and sustainability. Northeastern offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in
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