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Networking Technology


This sub-topic focuses on innovations that will enhance the performance, functionality, and monitoring of information networks, with particular emphasis on the internet.
Examples of relevant technical fields include (but are not limited to): software defined infrastructure - including software defined networking and software defined storage; software defined data centers; analytics to optimize network performance; network visualization; network protocols; technologies to reduce network congestion and improve network resiliency; network infrastructure to support connectivity, data processing and data fusion for the internet of things; machine-to-machine networks; network-based data storage and retrieval technologies; data distribution - e.g., video distribution; anywhere/anytime access to data and services; server technologies; and thermal management and energy conservation for servers and server farms.


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