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EU-Taiwan Workshop on 5G Research, PRISTINE introduction

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PRISTINE presentation at the EU-Taiwan workshop on 5G Research

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EU-Taiwan Workshop on 5G Research, PRISTINE introduction

  1. 1. PRISTINE Project Exploring Programmability in RINA (Recursive Internet Architectures) EU-Taiwan Workshop October 24th, Bruxelles @ictpristine Tinku Rasheed Future Networks Area Head Create-Net Research Center, Italy Slides courtesy @ PRISTINE Consortium
  2. 2. Softwarized Networks: Key Goals Commoditization of network equipments Programmability What for? • Flexibility, agility, reuse, automation • Seamless integration with infrastructure management solutions • Lowering CAPEX and OPEX • .. And (last but most important) allow rapid network innovation
  3. 3. Inconveniences Commoditization: Who decides the limit? What is the minimum? Programmability: only for forwarding tables? • What about data transfer, resource allocation, flow control, access control, authentication… Complexity: still build on TCP/IP? • Security, Multi-homing, Mobility… • Huge pile of protocols/RFCs
  4. 4. RINA is an.. Innovative approach to computer networking using inter-process communications (IPC), a set of techniques for the exchange of data among multiple threads in processes running on one or more computers connected to a network. The RINA principle: Networking is not a layered set of different functions but rather a single layer (DIF) of distributed IPC’s that repeats over different scopes. Ref. : J. Day: “Patterns in Network Architecture: A Return to Fundamentals, Prentice Hall, 2008.
  5. 5. RINA Architecture • A structure of recursive layers that provide IPC (Inter Process Communication) services to applications on top • There’s a single type of layer that repeats as many times as required by the network designer • Separation of mechanism from policy • All layers have the same functions, with different scope and range. – Not all instances of layers may need all functions, but don’t need more. • A Layer is a Distributed Application that performs and manages IPC (a Distributed IPC Facility –DIF-) • This yields a theory and an architecture that scales indefinitely, – i.e. any bounds imposed are not a property of the architecture itself.
  6. 6. Why RINA now?
  7. 7. RINA and SDN Goals, how? Commoditization • RINA defines the common elements in computer networking Programmability • RINA defines the variable behaviour for common elements, and hence the common APIs to program them Complexity • RINA maximize the invariants, hence require far less protocols to enable networking
  8. 8. PRISTINE: At a Glance • Design and implement the innovative internals of the RINA architecture (a RINA SDK) that include the programmable functions for: • security of content and application processes, • supporting QoS and congestion control in aggregated levels, providing protection and resilience, facilitating more efficient topological routing • multi-layer management for handling configuration, performance and security. • Demonstrate the applicability and benefits of this approach and its built-in functions in three use-cases • datacenter, distributed cloud, carrier network • Develop an open-source RINA simulator
  9. 9. PRISTINE: At a Glance External Advisory Board Cisco Systems, Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom, Colt Telecom, Boston Univesity, Interoute
  10. 10. PRISTINE Use Cases Distributed cloud Decentralized cloud technology; customer’s applications run in datacenters but also in servers from offices and home users. Infrastructure interconnected through multiple ISPs, overall connectivity provided through overlay on top -> Use RINA to provide this overlay Datacenter networking Evaluate RINA as a technology that allows more dynamicity and tighter integration with applications (dynamic instantiation of application-optimized VPNs) Network Service Provider Investigate benefits of RINA for NSP: better network design, simpler management, DIFs that support different levels of QoS with stronger flow isolation, better security, programmability, etc.
  11. 11. Usecase: Distributed Cloud
  12. 12. Use Case: Network Service Provider
  13. 13. Take Away PRISTINE offers a new playground for SDN PRISTINE is building the RINA SDK for you to experiment SDN, in a refreshing way First RINA simulator is available. Try it!
  14. 14. <Thank You!> For further information: Twitter @ictpristine Web www.ict-pristine.eu
  15. 15. Backup @ictpristine
  16. 16. Architectural model DIF System (Host) IPC Process Shim IPC Process Mgmt Agemt System (Router) IPC Process Shim IPC Process Mgmt Agemt Shim IPC Process System (Host) IPC Process Shim IPC Process Mgmt Agemt Appl. Process Shim DIF over TCP/UDP Shim DIF over Ethernet Appl. Process IPC API Data Transfer Data Transfer Control Layer Management SDU Delimiting Data Transfer Relaying and Multiplexing SDU Protection Transmission Transmission Control Retransmission Control Flow Control RIB Daemon CACEP Enrollment RRIBIB CDAP Parser/Generator Flow Allocation Resource Allocation Forwarding Table Generator Authentication State Vector State Vector State Vector DDaatata T Trarannssfefer r Transmission Control Control Retransmission RetraCnsomntirsoslion Control FFloloww C Coonntrtorol l Increasing timescale (functions performed less often) and complexity
  17. 17. Naming and addressing in RINA All application processes (including IPC processes) have a name that uniquely identifies them within the application process namespace. In order to facilitate its operation within a DIF, each IPC process within a DIF gets a synonym that may be structured to facilitate its use within the DIF (i.e. an address). 1 2 DIF A 3 4 1 2 1 2 DIF C 3 1 2 1 2 1 2 DIF B DIF D DIF E DIF F  The scope of an address is the DIF, addresses are not visible outside of the DIF.  The Flow Allocator function of the DIF finds the DIF IPC Process through which a destination Application process can be accessed.  Because the architecture is recursive, applications, nodes and PoAs are relative  For a given DIF of rank N, the IPC Process is a node, the process at the layer N+1 is an application and the process at the layer N-1 is a Point of Attachment.

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