Dr. Nam Sung Kim has developed a protocol to vastly improve energy savings in low to medium load server environments.
The protocol works entirely on the Network Interface Card and is easy to implement. For low and medium load environments, the protocol can save approximately 50% of the energy used by the management of "sleep" and "wake" stages. It can be applied to servers both of small and large scale.
Professor Yih-Chun Hu from the University of Illinois has developed software that can protect networks against Internet attacks. In particular, it greatly reduces DDos attacks, which plague the Internet. This new software could be used for personalized Internet security. MiddlePolice combines high protection of capability systems with the facile development of cloud-based services.