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TSSG attend RINA Workshop in Barcelona

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29th January 2013

RINA stands for the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture. Proposed by John Day in his book “Patterns in Network Architectures”, RINA is an alternative architecture that could support communications on the scale of the Internet, but in a way that overcomes many of the major problems with the current Internet architecture, TCP/IP.

Bringing together academia and industry, the RINA workshop targeted an audience of seasoned experts in the current Internet architecture and students seeking to develop their research topics. The purpose of the workshop was to present the current state of RINA, and to promote discussion on the key challenges related to progressing RINA. Most interestingly, demonstrations of currently working versions of protocols built on RINA principals were shown.

One of the key topics of discussion was that of security and scalability of the architecture. As pointed out by John Day, “Security comes for free in RINA”. The basic concept of RINA is that network communications is an extension of Inter Process Communication seen in all popular operating systems. The TSSG was represented at this event by Dr. Steven Davy, Joe Tynan and Miguel Ponce de Leon.

RINA is currently being developed in the FP7 IRATI project, which is Investigating RINA as an Alternative to TCP/IP. RINA is also supported by the Pouzin Society.

Miguel Ponce de Leon is currently Chief Architect and 3MT Unit Manager at TSSG.

Joe Tynan is currently a Cloud Infrastructure Researcher with the 3MT unit at TSSG.

Dr Steven Davy is currently a research fellow with the Emerging Networks Laboratory at TSSG.

For More Information, please see links below:

For more information on Miguel Ponce de Leon, please click here.

For more information on Joe Tynan, please click here.

For more information on Dr. Steven Davy, please click here.

For more information on RINA, please click here.