D2.6 Advanced RINA Simulator ready!

PRISTINE’s deliverable D2.6 is already available from the website’s deliverables section.

Executive summary

Simulation is widely accepted validation and verification tool to test and prove new technologies. Simulation runs can reveal design flaws, performance drawbacks and other weak points. Simulation results are able to enhance development process of researchers and programmers. Hence, the implementation of the Recursive Internet Architecture Simulator (RINASim) is a natural step to support the design and development of the RINA SDK.

RINASim is independent full-fledged simulation framework of native RINA networks for OMNeT++ discrete event simulator. RINASim allows its user to inspect RINA behavior in different deployment topologies. Moreover, RINASim offers flexible development of new policies, which may directly impact and alter interprocess communication. Furthermore, RINASim has easily extensible statistic collection system, which provides accurate results gathering and evaluation.

RMT queue length in a RINAsim simulation

RMT queue length in a RINAsim simulation

Previous Deliverable 2.4 outlined RINASim basic functionality. Since that time, RINASim has significantly matured in terms of both width and depth of its functionality. This document provides detailed RINASim user guide together with a description of basic RINA principles that influenced RINASim design and development.