PRISTINE was present at the latest EUCNC conference, via a booth where two of the project results were demonstrated. The project showed demonstrations of the IRATI RINA implementation with the SDK and policies developed by consortium partners, as well as of the RINA simulator.




The poster below explains the IRATI implementation demo, based on the distributed cloud use case scenario. The goal of the demonstration was to highlight in practice the benefits that are provided by the programmability capabilities of the RINA architecture, which goes beyond the state of the art of current SDN-based approach which basically is focused on the programmability of the forwarding tables in current Ethernet or IP networks. The demonstration showed that a flexible, adaptive and programmable architecture like RINA could support very well the requirements of 5G networks such as the  adaptation to heterogeneous and wide set of application needs, end-user devices and radio interfaces. Conference attendees visited the PRISTINE booth and asked questions about RINA, details on the implementation and discussed appealing use cases for RINA adoption. Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios appear to be a good use case to exploit the simplicity, programmability and security properties enabled by the RINA architecture.


A parallel demonstration presented the RINA Simulator as an ideal complement to the IRATI open implementation since it allows performing rapid provisioning of new policy ideas at scale. The received feedback highlighted that RINASim was a great tool together with OMNeT++ built-in visualization features for educational purposes regarding RINA computer network simulation.