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Internet is Old

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TCP/IP and today’s increasingly complex networking approaches cannot satisfy the increasing demands for security, mobility, scalability or quality of service . . . RINA is a network architecture based on fundamentals – how networks should be implemented with over US$9 million invested to-date, with commercial grade code now emerging for the US$88bn infrastructure market


We want networking to work better for everyone, and we know how to do that


We are not bounded by “how things work now”, but look for how they CAN work — better


We attack problems to find their essence, and use science to solve the underlying need


Self-Optimizing-Fabric (SOF)

TRIA Network Systems is working with Ciena to support its international ecosystem for the Self-Optimizing-Fabric (SOF) research under the ENCQOR 5G public-private partnership.

The purpose of this project is to create the ENCQOR Distributed Fabric (EDF) which will serve as a discovery and verification testbed for SOF. EDF is a distributed fabric that stitches multiple physical data centers (located at various ENCQOR IDCs and research labs) in a logically distributed data center.

ENCQOR (Evolution of Networked Services Through a Corridor in Québec and Ontario for Research and Innovation) is comprised of corporate partners Ciena, IBM, Ericsson, Thales and CGI.

TRIA Network Systems is creating networking products based on a new approach to defining and managing computer networks and new and improved ways for applications to use them.

Demonstrating RINA


ARCFIRE was a project with 6 partners: Ericsson, i2CAT, Nextworks, Telefonica, iMinds and Boston University; whose main goal is to experimentally demonstrate the RINA benefits at large scale running 4 big experiments on the FIRE+ experimental facilities: i) Management of multi-layer converged service provider networks; ii) Deploying resilient, virtualised services over heterogeneous physical media; iii) End-to-end service provisioning across multiple network service providers and iv) Studying the effects of (Distributed) Denial of Services (D)DoS attacks inside and over RINA networks.

Programmability Aspects of RINA


PRISTINE was a project whose main goal was to explore the programmability aspects of RINA to implement innovative policies for congestion control, resource allocation, routing, security and network management.

PRISTINE had 15 partners in the project: WIT-TSSG, i2CAT, Nextworks, Telefonica I+D, Thales, Nexedi, BISDN, Atos, University of Oslo, Juniper Networks, Brno University, IMT-TSP, CREATE-NET, iMinds and UPC;

Open Source RINA Implementation


IRATI was a project whose main goal was to produce an open source RINA implementation for the Linux OS on top of Ethernet. FP7 IRATI has already open-sourced the first release of the RINA implementation, called as the project “IRATI”.

The project had 5 partners: i2CAT, Nextworks, iMinds, Interoute and Boston University

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Taming network complexity with RINA

What RINA does is have functions that are ordered in a very simple way: six or seven possible commands, no more and only transmit orders from one system to another.
Many Mobile Network Operators view 5G as becoming increasingly complex, hybrid solutions have led to some inefficient examples of ‘kitchen sink’ architectures. RINA is a way to tame this massive inefficiency.
We see with Recursive Internet Architecture (RINA) a new kind of internetwork, one that naturally aligns to social units. There is the subnet of the individual’s body and personal area network (PAN), their home and family, then the school or workplace. These software-defined subnets are protected in RINA: you can’t get in without being invited".
Peter Cladingbowl
Senior Technical Advisor at IXcellerate
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