Paper on IRATI’s prototyping efforts published at IEEE Network

Blog DANA - Dv, 11/04/2014 - 10:25

We are very happy to announce that a paper on the RINA prototyping we are researching and implementing has been published on the March 2014 issue of the IEEE Network Journal! The paper can be accessed by members of IEEE from this link.

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Here is the abstract:

In recent years, many new Internet architectures are being proposed to solve shortcomings in the current Internet. A lot of these new architectures merely extend the current TCP/IP architecture and hence do not solve the fundamental cause of these problems. The Recursive Internet Architecture (RINA) is a true new network architecture, developed from scratch, building on lessons learned in the past. RINA prototyping efforts have been ongoing since 2010, but a prototype on which a commercial RINA implementation can be built has not been developed yet. The goal of the IRATI research project is to develop and evaluate such a prototype in Linux/OS. This article focuses on the software design required to implement a network stack in Linux/OS. We motivate the placement of, and communication between, the different software components in either the kernel or user space. The first open source prototype of the IRATI implementation of RINA will be available in June 2014 for researchers, developers, and early adopters.”

OpenNaaS 0.28 released!

Blog DANA - Dm, 08/04/2014 - 15:10

The OpenNaaS team is proud to announce version 0.28 of the platform. In this release a set of new capabilities of router resource has been added to the platform. These new features were developed in the context of GÉANt3+ Joint Research Activity 2 (JRA2-T2) F2F meeting in i2CAT premises at Barcelona (Spain) celebrated on 31st of March and 1st of April 2014.

Version 0.27 was an internal release mainly offering multi-domain support for European Union FP7 Ofertie project.

Moreover, Windows installer has been improved fixing some bugs, now the installation and unistallation processes are correctly performed.

Find all the details about this release here: OpenNaaS 0.28 released!.

i2CAT and DANA experiences at the FIA 2014 event

Blog DANA - Dll, 24/03/2014 - 18:06

Last week, several members of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) participated in this year’s Future Internet Assembly, which took place in Athens between the 17th and 20th of March. They participated in a number of workshops that tackled the most current future internet topics. At the same time, they represented i2CAT participation in several Future Internet research projects through the participation in the project booths.

One of those workshops, entitled NFV: From hype towards actual implementation and deployment, was organized jointly by some DANA members and Telefónica I+D. The primary goal of the workshop was to provide an overview of the current status of NFV, and to identify and discuss what are the next major steps to be taken towards the adoption of NFV-compliant solutions within production environments. And… the workshop obtained the Best FIA session award!

_DSC5251You can see in the photo our director Joan A. García-Espín receiving the award during the closing plenary session! Congratulations! Photos of the workshop and the different speakers at the end of the post!

Furthermore, a lot of interesting and innovative discussions and private meetings were held during the event, and new collaboration windows were opened! Remember to stay tuned to all the DANA updates through this blog! Or our twitter account!

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i2CAT and DANA presence at the Future Internet Assembly

Blog DANA - Dm, 11/03/2014 - 18:04

i2CAT will have a strong presence in this year’s Future Internet Assembly which will take place in Athens  between the 17th and 20th of March. Several members of the DANA team will participate in a number of workshops that tackle the most current future internet topics. One of these workshop sessions is actually chaired and organised by DANA, under the name of “NFV: From hype towards actual implementation and deployment“. This session will provide insight to NFV from industrial and research points of view. The session panel will foster an interactive discussion involving the audience to address, among others, the above mentioned questions. The primary goal of the session is to provide an overview of the current status of NFV, and to identify and discuss what are the next major steps to be taken towards the adoption of NFV-compliant solutions within production environments. Besides chairing the session and triggering the panel discussions, DANA will perform a live demo to give a practical perspective of NFV implementation using OpenNaaS and show how NFV can benefit from open source platforms. The demonstration will present the first proof-of-concept implementation of the virtualization of the routing function considering the current co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6 and the possibilities brought by OpenFlow-enabled infrastructures.

Moreover i2CAT will also be demonstrating the IRATI RINA stack. The FIRE group has been very kind to provide an exhibition space to each of the different projects funded under this unit to showcase the current results of their research, calling the overall event “Hands on FIRE“. Moreover, FIRE is organizing a series of pre-FIA workshops discussing testbed interoperability, the evolution of FIRE, social networks and big data. We will be demonstrating the simplicity and flexibility provided by the RINA structure compared to the current Internet architecture. The demo will be featuring a mock-up of a Virtual Private Network spanning three management domains: the customer network, the network service provider network and the datacentre network. The demo will show how the VPN – implemented using the same building blocks as the three underlying networks – allows applications in the customer network to communicate with applications in the datacentre network. The physical resources of two OFELIA islands (i2CAT and ETH-Zurich) will be used to support the IRATI demonstration.


OpenNaaS version 0.26 released!

Blog DANA - Dc, 12/02/2014 - 08:59

The OpenNaaS team is delighted to announce version 0.26 of the platform. This release was focused on extending the REST API of OpenNaaS to extend the possibilities of applications on top of OpenNaaS.

Find all the details about this release here: OpenNaaS 0.26 released.

RINA Workshop @ Dublin and PRISTINE kick-off

Blog DANA - Dm, 04/02/2014 - 10:20

Last week was without doubt one of the most important ones for the RINA community: for the second time all of us met to discuss, share ideas, present results and initiate new collaborations at the RINA workshop in Dublin. It was a great event, filled with the passion and energy we all share to bring this promising technology closer to real-world deployment. During the event the IRATI project presented the results of their work after one year of work.

PRISTINE family, kick-off meeting

PRISTINE family, kick-off meeting

Immediately after the workshop the PRISTINE project celebrated its kick-off meeting, planning the work of the first months of the project in order to get all the consortium up to speed. These are definitely exciting times for the RINA community!

Horizon 2020: Una oportunitat per innovar en salut i social

Blog i2health - Dv, 31/01/2014 - 11:03

Jornada de difusió de les possibilitats de participació de les organitzacions de l’entorn salut i social en el nou marc de finançament Horizon 2020 que organitza la Fundació TicSalut.
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Netconf4j 0.0.6 released!

Blog DANA - Dm, 28/01/2014 - 07:50

This new version of netconf4j comes with several new functionalities and improvements, e.g. support for server implementations.

Find the details here: Netconf4j 0.0.6 released.

Help4Mood creant un alt impacte mediàtic!

Blog i2health - Dll, 27/01/2014 - 12:37
Help4Mood a partir de la seva presentació en la 1a jornada d’eSalut Mental ha causa’t un considerable impacte mediàtic!
Help4Mood es presenta com una iniciativa innovadora basada en la monitorització del pacient i la interacció del pacient amb un assistent virtual per tal de construir una eina que permeti donar suport al tractament des de casa. Durant la 1a jornada d’eSalut Mental, en la sessió dedicada a Help4Mood, es van presentar detalls de l’evolució i resultats previs a la validació final que es realitzarà a UK, Romania i Barcelona de forma imminent.
Mitjans com 324, TICbeat, El público o El confidencial han fet referencia l’esforç i resultats del projecte Help4Mood.

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Session of Help4Mood during the Ist eMental-Health Conference

Blog i2health - Dc, 22/01/2014 - 10:07
The 1st eMental-Health conference is organized by i2CAT Foundation, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu and the Mental Health Clúster of Catalunya, this workshop aims to show how ICT can support the healthcare services.

The event will center in the tòpic: "ICT as a tool to suport your health", and will have the participation of 25 speakers, who will show to attendees what is the EU strategy in eheath and will present a set of platforms and experiences, with a special session for the project Help4Mood.

There will be also available and exhibition space where the attendants will be able to see and test the submitted solutions.

For more detailed information about the conference schedule, check out the agenda.


The COSIGN project kicks off

Blog DANA - Dv, 17/01/2014 - 11:37

Year 2014 has started and while preparing for the forthcoming H2020 calls, the last of our accepted FP7 projects, COSIGN, has officially launched on 1-1-2014. COSIGN will be a 36 month project targeting next generation data centre networks by combining novel optics and SDN technologies. DANA-i2CAT will lead work package 1 for the design of the architecture and the identification of new business and technological requirements. DANA-i2CAT will also bring to the project its expertise in virtualisation and SDN networks to build a service orchestrator able to manage and coordinate virtual Data Centre services on top of an optical substrate.
The official Kick Off meeting will be held between the 27th and 29th of January in Haifa (Israel), and will be hosted by IBM Israel.

OpenNaaS Christmas Special

Blog DANA - Dc, 15/01/2014 - 10:37

In December we launched a campaign to rekindle the OpenNaaS community, the OpenNaaS Christmas Special. We organized a vote to determine the most wanted OpenNaaS feature, which will be implemented in 2014.

The choices were:

  • Physical infrastructure: Enable OpenNaaS to obtain information about the physical infrastructure
  • Pool of IPs: Add plugable IP assignment functionality, so that different implementation can be used depending on an organization’s need
  • GUI: Create a generic GUI for OpenNaaS, offering graphical topology editing and the execution of commands, similar to the current CLI.
  • WS in JSON: Offer the OpenNaaS webservices in JSON in addition to XML
  • Capabilities: Implement additional capabilities like l2vpn, mpls/vpls, ibgp, ebgp

And the result:

  • Physical infrastructure: 33%
  • WS in JSON: 17%
  • Generic GUI: 50%

We are looking forward to implementing the GUI in 2014, since it is a long sought-after feature. Finally, OpenNaaS will have a face!

Details can be found on the all-new OpenNaaS website!

Welcome to PRISTINE: the RINA family is growing!

Blog DANA - Dm, 14/01/2014 - 10:32

With the start of the new year we’re very happy to announce that a new funded FP7 project is joining the RINA family: ICT PRISTINE. PRISTINE will use RINA to develop practical, demonstrable, and commercially exploitable solutions to the market segments of network infrastructure (switching, controllers), cloud virtualisation & control layer, and network virtualisation services, which as a whole will benefit network service providers, cloud service providers, and enterprise data centres.

Read more here.

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