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 70-80 Gbps

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

Details[edit]

The NKN is a hierarchical network divided into three basic layers – ultra-high speed CORE (multiples of 10 Gbit/s; Level 1), Distribution (Level 2), and Edge (speeds of 1 Gbit/s or higher; User Level). Depending on the type of connectivity required by the user organization, geographical presence, and the location of Point of Presence (PoP) of NKN, (belonging to Core and Distribution), connectivity would be provided to the institutes. NKN backbone will typically have 18 Core PoPs and around 25 Distribution PoPs across the country. The NKN backbone will be created by multiple bandwidth providers and the edges can be provided by any service provider.

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
NKN Topology with core PoPs shown

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 Annual National Workshops[edit]

Workshop Where When About Organizer
Fourth NKN Annual Workshop[10] JNTU Hyderabad 21 & 22 January 2016 NKN at the Core of Cyber Space National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
NKN Third Annual National Workshop[11] IIT Guwahati 15–17 December 2014 Next-Generation Network (NGN) National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati
NKN Second Annual National Workshop[12][13] 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[14][15] IIT Bombay, Mumbai 31 October -2 November 2012[16] The e-Infrastructure of India National Informatics Centre (NIC) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT-B)[17]

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 Organizer
GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2013[18][19] SAIACS CEO Center Auditorium, Bangalore 25 & 26 July 2013[20] C-DAC and NKN[21]
GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2014[22] NIAS Auditorium, IISC Campus, Bangalore 19 & 20 September 2014 C-DAC and NKN
GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2015[23] NIAS Auditorium, IISC Campus, Bangalore 10 & 11 September 2015 C-DAC and NKN
GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2016[24] NIAS Auditorium, IISC Campus, Bangalore 8 & 9 September 2016 C-DAC and NKN

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Knowledge Network". Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  2. ^ "National Knowledge Network – Connecting Knowledge Institutions". NKN. 2013-07-26. Archived from the original on 9 July 2013. 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" (PDF) (Press release). NKN. 2013-01-23. Retrieved 2013-08-05. [dead link]
  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 2015". 
  11. ^ "NKN Workshop 2014". 
  12. ^ "NKN Workshop 2013". 
  13. ^ "NKN 2nd National Workshop Snapshot". 
  14. ^ "NKN Register". NKN. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  15. ^ "First NKN Annual Workshop (10.31-11.2, 2012)". TEIN*CC Website. Archived from the original on 2013-06-29. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  16. ^ "AGENDA FOR FIRST ANNUAL NKN WORKSHOP AT IIT, BOMBA" (PDF). NKN. 31 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  17. ^ "NKN Register". NKN. 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  18. ^ "GARUDA India: Partners Meet". GARUDA. 2013-07-26. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  19. ^ kansal (2013-07-20). "National Knowledge Network: GARUDA-NKN Partner Meet 2013". NKN. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  20. ^ "GARUDA India:Agenda". GARUDA. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  21. ^ "National Knowledge Network – Connecting Knowledge Institutions". NKN. 2013-07-26. Archived from the original on 5 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-05. 
  22. ^ "GARUDA India: Partners Meet". GARUDA. 
  23. ^ "GARUDA India: Partners Meet". GARUDA. 
  24. ^ "GARUDA India: Partners Meet". GARUDA. 
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