Started at: 24-10-2013
Ends on: 31-03-2015
IRINA proposes Multi-Gigabit European Research and Education Network and Associated Services.
The prevalent TCP/IP network architecture has been applied in a variety of situations it was never designed for.
A new architecture that better supports distributed computing and effectively exploits the raw transmission capacity of the physical media is required. IRINA proposes to study the use of RINA, the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture, as the foundation of the next generation NREN and GEANT network architectures.
IRINA targets the following goals:
The members of the IRINA consortium have a long track of successful experiences in network architecture research, both from the theoretical and experimental viewpoints. In particular, all the project partners are key
members in the research and development of the RINA architecture. Participation in G3+ will allow IRINA partners to expose the NREN and GEANT community to the great potential of RINA, particularly in enabling a
full unification of distributed computing and networking.