National Knowledge Network
|Industry:||Internet & Technology|
|Ownership:||Government of India|
|Businesses:||Educational and Research Institutions|
|Dr. Rajagopala Chidambaram,|
Prof.S V Raghavan,
Dr.B K Gairola,
Mr. R S Mani
National Knowledge Network (NKN) is a multi-gigabit, national research, and education network, whose purpose is to provide a unified high-speed network backbone for educational and research institutions in India. The network is managed by the National Informatics Centre.
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. Multiple bandwidth providers will create the NKN backbone and any service provider can provide the edges.
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
National Knowledge Network has got the following resources from APNIC for Asia-Pacific Region.
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.
/48 is allocated to the connected member so that the member institute can do multi-homing if required.
|GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2013  ||SAIACS CEO Center Auditorium, Bangalore||25 & 26 July 2013||C-DAC and NKN  |
|GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2014||NIAS Auditorium, IISC Campus, Bangalore||19 & 20 September 2014||C-DAC and NKN|
|GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2015||NIAS Auditorium, IISC Campus, Bangalore||10 & 11 September 2015||C-DAC and NKN|
|GARUDA-NKN Partners Meet 2016||NIAS Auditorium, IISC Campus, Bangalore||8 & 9 September 2016||C-DAC and NKN|
- NKN, Indian Govt
- NKN as per DEITY
- NKN Concept, Design and Realization by Prof S V Raghavan
- Garuda NKN Partners Meet 2012
- Garuda NKN Partners Meet 2012, Day 1 Session 1