RITE - Reducing Internet Transport Latency
Reducing Internet Transport Latency (RITE) aims to remove the root causes of unnecessary latency over the Internet. Whilst time-of-flight delay is inevitable, greater delays can result from interactions between transport protocols and buffers.
The present Internet limits the performance of applications that need real-time interaction. In part this is because the design of the network has been optimised to boost throughput, maximising efficiency for bulk applications. However, changes in use have resulted in an important class of applications that now depends on timely delivery. In response to this, RITE brings together a consortium with the research and industrial experience required to locate and explore the root causes of Internet delay. Research will specify and implement new methods to significantly reduce—or even eliminate—the effects of latency when coupled with small, but significant, changes in end-system behaviour. The benefits are expected to have no, or limited, impact on the throughput. The methods will be assessed using applications with three different use cases: one commercial financial application, one coordinated with the roll-out of a new large-scale multiplayer online game, and one supporting interactive video in an access network. Benefits are also expected for a range of current applications, including web-based collaborative tools and interactive remote control, and to pave the way for a raft of future applications. RITE is funded by the European commission under the FP7-ICT programme.
RITE is funded by the European commission under the FP7-ICT programme.