First NKN Annual Workshop "The e-Infrastructure of India"

 
                                                                                                                                                   

Key Highlights


" The purpose of such a knowledge network goes to the very core of the country's quest for building quality institutions with requisite research facilities and create a pool of highly trained professionals "

THE ARCHITECTURE OF NKN HAS BEEN DESIGNED FOR SCALABILITY AND THE NETWORK CONSISTS OF AN ULTRA HIGH SPEED CORE INHERENTLY CAPABLE OF PROGRESSIVELY MOVING WITH MULTIPLES OF10/40/100 Gbps, COMPLIMENTED WITH A DISTRIBUTION LAYER ATAPPROPRIATE SPEEDS.

The idea of setting up the NKN was deliberated & finalised at the office of Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India (GoI) and the National Knowledge Commission (NKC) after a collaborative engagement with the key stakeholders including experts, potential users, telecom service providers, educational and research institutions. The discussions resulted in a consensus for an optimal approach to be adopted for setting up such a network, to provide a unified backbone for all the sectors. Government of India has constituted a High Level Committee (HLC) for establishment of NKN, under the Chairmanship of the PSA to GoI. National Informatics Centre has been designated as implementing agency for NKN. The vision of NKN has been translated into an action plan by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) set up by the HLC. NKN was approved in March 2010 by the Cabinet with an outlay of INR 5990 Crores. As a forerunner of NKN, initial phase has been successfully executed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). The architecture of NKN has been designed for reliability, availability & scalability. The network consists of an ultra-high speed core, starting with multiple 2.5/10 G links and progressively moving towards 40/100 Gigabits per Second (Gbps). The core is complimented with a distribution layer covering all districts at appropriate speeds. The participating institutions at the edge would seamlessly connect to NKN at gigabit speed. The NKN shall be a critical information infrastructure for India to evolve as a knowledge society. NKN is a significant step which will enable scientists, researchers and students from across the country to work together for advancing human development in critical and emerging areas.

 

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