How Carnegie Mellon researchers are preparing for the rise of edge computing, with a $27.5M grant

The project, known as CONIX, is “looking at how we can design future communications networks to act more like computers rather than things that push along packets,” said Anthony Rowe, a professor at CMU leading the effort, which also includes researchers from the University of Washington.

Backed by a $27.5 million grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation — an industry trade group that includes Intel, Microsoft, and Arm — the idea is to prepare for the rise of edge computing by figuring out how to write software that can take advantage of the push to place more processing power across different points on a network…
The CONIX project will work on three areas in which edge computing could play a big role; drones, virtual reality, and smart cities.