The NIST team, supporting the Information Centric Networking Program, developed a high-speed networking router that allows Internet users to name data they seek and fetch it at speeds higher than 100 gigabit per second. The networking router, termed the "Named Data Networking-Data Plane Development Kit (NDN-DPDK)," was the first software implementation of the NDN protocol to reach such speed, and was developed to help address the need for better performance in future Internet architectures.
The NIST team participated and presented at a number of workshops on "FABRIC" ("FABRIC is an Adaptive Programmable Research Infrastructure for Computer Science and Science Applications"), which is funded by the National Science Foundation. At the most recent September 2022 workshop, the NIST team presented on the NDN-DPDK and its potential for experimentation. The subject was well received by workshop attendees. The NDN-DPDK will be deployed on the FABRIC testbed, which is used for cutting-edge experimentation and research at-scale in areas of networking.