Carnegie Mellon University
February 27, 2018

Rowe heads research on future of edge computing

Anthony Rowe is leading CONIX, a research project aimed at increasing the capabilities of future computing networks. The project will work to develop a programming language that places increased processing power at different points on a network removed from a central server. In a GeekWire article, Rowe compared the work CONIX will do to the central nervous system. The brain is responsible for most of our actions, but the spine plays a huge part in quick, real-time action that would be delayed if handled by the brain. It’s this real-time action that CONIX will work to improve. The creation of a language for edge computing necessitates the development of underlying infrastructures as well. “We’ll be steering more toward the really forward-looking architecture that are higher risk for companies to research on their own,” Rowe told GeekWireRead the article.