National Knowledge Network

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National Knowledge Network
NKN Logo
Abbreviation NKN
Formation 2009[1]
Type public
Legal status
Active
Headquarters New Delhi
Region served
India
Membership Educational and Research Institutions
Official language
English
Key people
Dr. Rajagopala Chidambaram
Dr. Sam Pitroda
Prof. S.V. Raghavan
Dr. B.K. Gairola
Mr. R.S. Mani[2]
Budget Rs. 5990 Crores[3]
Website www.nkn.in
Primary ASN: 9885
55824
55847
Traffic Levels 46-50 Gbps

National Knowledge Network (NKN) (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय ज्ञान संजाल) is a multi-gigabit[4] network, whose purpose is to provide a unified high speed network backbone for educational institutions in India.

Details[edit]

The NKN consists of an ultra-high speed CORE (multiples of 10 Gbit/s), complimented with a distribution layer at appropriate speeds. Participating institutions at the Edge will connect to the National Knowledge Network seamlessly at speeds of 1 Gbit/s or higher. The network is designed to support Overlay Networks, Dedicated Networks, and Virtual Networks. Advanced applications in areas such as Health, Education, Science & Technology, Grid Computing, Bioinformatics, Agriculture, and Governance will be an integral part of NKN. The entire network will seamlessly integrate with the global scientific community at multiple gigabits per second speed.

IP and ASn Resources of NKN[edit]

National Knowledge Network has got the following resources from APNIC (Regional Internet registry for Asia-Pacific Region).

IPv6 Segment—

  1. 2405:8A00::/32

IPv4 Segment—

  1. 14.139.0.0/16
  2. 180.149.48.0/20

AS Numbers—

  1. 9885
  2. 55824
  3. 55847

IPv6 implementation in NKN[edit]

NKN has got 2405:8A00::/32 IPv6 block from APNIC (Regional Internet registry for Asia-Pacific Region)and allocating /48 block to every connected member institution.[5] /48 is allocated to connected member so that member institute can do multihoming, if required.

DNSSEC Status in NKN[edit]

NKN is DNSSEC enabled.
For more information about the same, pl. visit[6] http://dnsviz.net/d/nkn.in/dnssec/

NKN Public Lecture Series[edit]

Lecture Where When About Participants
First Lecture[7] New Delhi, India 23 Jan, 2013 Democratising information, justice, equality and the rule of law Delhi University and 500 Other Institutes[8][9]

NKN National Workshops[edit]

Workshop Where When About Organizer
NKN Second National Workshop[10][11] IISc Bangalore 17–19 October 2013 Enhancing Research Collaborations through NKN National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
NKN First National Workshop[12][13] IIT Bombay, Mumbai 31 October -2 November 2012[14] The e-Infrastructure of India National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-B)[15]

Selected snapshots of NKN 2nd Workshop are available at http://nkn-india.blogspot.in/2013/08/2nd-nkn-national-workshop.html

Events[edit]

Event Where When About Organizer
GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2013[16][17] SAIACS CEO Center Auditorium, Bangalore July 25 & 26 2013[18] C-DAC and NKN[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Knowledge Network". Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  2. ^ "National Knowledge Network - Connecting Knowledge Institutions". NKN. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  3. ^ "National Knowledge Network". Informatics. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  4. ^ "Gigabit Ethernet". 
  5. ^ "v6 status in NKN". 
  6. ^ "DNSSEC status in NKN". 
  7. ^ "The 1st National Knowledge Network Public Lecture Series" (Press release). NKN. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  8. ^ "500 institutes link up to Delhi University for National Knowledge Network take-off". Innovation Council. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  9. ^ Express news service (2013-01-24). "500 institutes link up to Delhi University for National Knowledge Network take-off". Express India. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  10. ^ "NKN Workshop 2013". 
  11. ^ "NKN 2nd National Workshop Snapshot". 
  12. ^ "NKN Register". NKN. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  13. ^ "First NKN Annual Workshop (10.31-11.2, 2012)". TEIN*CC Website. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  14. ^ "AGENDA FOR FIRST ANNUAL NKN WORKSHOP AT IIT, BOMBA". NKN. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  15. ^ "NKN Register". NKN. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  16. ^ "GARUDA India: Partners Meet". GARUDA. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  17. ^ kansal (2013-07-20). "National Knowledge Network: GARUDA-NKN Partner Meet 2013". NKN. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  18. ^ "GARUDA India:Agenda". GARUDA. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  19. ^ "National Knowledge Network - Connecting Knowledge Institutions". NKN. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 

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