About the project
In OCARINA, we team up with leading international researchers to address these challenges. We show that RINA, with our new mechanisms, is indeed a much better solution for the Internet than TCP/IP in terms of performance. We also move RINA closer to real world deployment and motivate its adoption.
- Research & develop new congestion control mechanisms in RINA,
- Research & develop new dynamic routing and resiliency mechanisms in RINA,
- Deploy RINA as an overlay/underlay/alongside the Internet.
The Internet's end-to-end'ness of congestion control and its very static routing are inevitable by-products of its underlying architectural design (e.g., in the Internet, it is virtually impossible to let load-based routing scale without obtaining oscillations). With the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture “RINA”, the natural way of applying such algorithms is very different, with control executed much closer to where the problem is. It is, therefore, an ideal vehicle for investigating drastic changes to how congestion control and routing could be done, and it provides the framework that we work in.
- John Day, Boston University, USA
- David Hutchison, Lancaster University, UK
- Eduard Grasa, i2CAT, Spain
- Miguel Ponce De Leon, TSSG, Ireland
 J. Day, Patterns in network architecture: a return to fundamentals. Prentice Hall, 2008.
 Vladimír Veselý, Marcel Marek, Tomáš Hykel, Ondřej Ryšavý, “Skip This Paper - RINASim: Your Recursive InterNetwork Architecture Simulator”, in 2nd OMNeT++ Summit, 3-4 September 2015, Zurich, Switzerland. [online] https://summit.omnetpp.org/archive/2015/assets/pdf/OMNET-2015-13-Slides.pdf