The RITE project was present with a stand at the Bits-N-Bites session at IETF-93 in Prague. Bits-N-Bites is an exhibition focused on Internet standards, and technology, gathering nearly 1,400 engineers, computer scientists and academics at the forefront of developing standards for the continuing expansion and robustness of the Internet.
The technical focus of the RITE stand was to show the latency benefit of Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) and to demonstrate the Dual Queue AQM. This enables coexistence between Data Centre TCP-like congestion control and traditional TCP congestion control over a bottleneck. The demonstration was a great success and generated a queue of interested people throughout the session. The technology gathered interest from several major equipment vendors, ISPs and operating system developers.
An animated video explained the fundamental questions that the RITE project tackles, providing people with a brief introduction to the challenges of Internet latency. Quizzes allowed the crowd to compete for RITE giveaways.
During this IETF, RITE presented no less than 10 talks in different working groups, and has had a very visible presence throughout the week. The IETF announced RFC7567 “IETF Recommendations Regarding Active Queue Management” co-edited by RITE. The RITE draft on Updating TCP to support Rate-Limited Traffic (draft-ietf-tcpm-newcwv) has been submitted to the IESG for publication as an Experimental RFC during the week, a major outcome for the project.