By Andy O’BrienPublished March 06, 2019 08:15:30This week at Cogent Software, we’re excited to announce that we’ve been awarded an $80,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of an open source wireless software framework that supports real-time applications in cloud environments.
The grant was awarded to a team of CogENT researchers led by lead researcher Aaron Dickey, who is the director of Cogs Software Engineering at the University of New South Wales.
The team developed the framework with contributions from an international team of developers including engineers from IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, and SAP, among others.
“Cogent’s open source framework was built on top of the latest technology in wireless hardware and software,” Dickey said.
“This is an important milestone for the wireless stack industry.
CogEnt has already demonstrated the capabilities of this framework and is committed to continuing to improve it in the years to come.”
The team developed their framework using CogEnv, a cross-platform virtualization platform that’s being used by several large organizations such as Cisco Systems, IBM, Intel, and Intel Xeon systems.
Cogs engineers also created a framework for managing wireless applications, as well as a framework to make it easy to integrate other software and hardware into a virtual machine.
The $80k grant will be used to continue developing the framework and build additional support for other open source technologies such as IoT, machine learning, cloud, and embedded hardware.
“This award is a significant milestone for our research and development efforts to support real-world applications in virtual environments,” said Dickey.
“We look forward to working with our colleagues at the National Instruments, Microsoft Research, IBM Research, and others to bring this technology to life in the cloud.”