On October 24th PRISTINE was presented at discussed at the EU-Taiwan Workshop on 5G research in Brussels. During the workshop PRISTINE exposed the value proposition of RINA in the SDN/NFV/Softwarized Networks space: clean architecture, programmability and simplicity. The presentation by Dr. Tinku Rasheed (Future Networks Area Head from CREATE-NET) also discussed the research and innovation activities that PRISTINE is carrying out in the context of RINA and SDN: Software Development Kits, RINA Simulator, congestion control, distributed resource allocation, topological routing, security and network management.
Some questions/comments were raised by the audience on a number of topics:
- Availability of RINA implementations. There are currently three prototype implementations under active development.
- The C/C++ implementation initiated by the FP7 IRATI project – basis of PRISTINE implementation work. Will be open-source (first release expected by mid-November), targets the Linux Operating System – with components both at user space (C++) and the kernel (C).
- Boston University’s one, called protoRINA. All user-space, open source, implemented in Java.
- TRIA Network Systems implementation. Closed source, implemented in C/C++.
- Applicability of RINA to application scenarios / use cases different than the ones researched by PRISTINE. Below there are a couple of examples:
- Discussion on the usefulness of PRISTINE/RINA on the NF chaining overlays use case
The complete workshop program can be found here, and PRISTINE’s presentation is embedded below for your convenience.