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Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network


12 Sep 2013 Guwahati - The Assam Don Bosco University activated its new Local Area Network with effect from Friday 6 pm, 6th September 2013.

"This LAN now brings the University within the National Knowledge Network (NKN), a project of the ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India", stated ADBU Registrar Dr. Basil Koikara briefing the University Community.

"Two years ago, we were one of the first educational establishments in the country to sign up a ten year contract for this national knowledge grid", stated Vice Chancellor Dr. Stephen Mavely.

The ten year subscription then cost Rs.22.5 lakhs (USD450,000) only.

"The access to the LAN is now authenticated through individual login", stated Dr/ Koikara warning that "all should avoid all illegal, illicit or improper use of the university internet facility".

He further informed that "the current system keeps logs of each user, connecting websites visited, and downloads".

Other value added services this LAN can provide includes: Moodle - the Learning Management Tool for Aptitude Tests, Spoken Tutorials - learn a number of software free, and ADBU Library OPAC - Online Public Access System.

The Director of ADBU Computer Operations Mr. Vijay Prasad along with Mr. Manoj Das and his team from ADBU Computer Lab facilitated the painstaking work to implement the LAN and the switchover.

The ADBU classrooms and hostels at Azara campus are fully connected with free WiFi.

The NKN is a platform for delivering effective distance education where teachers and students can interact in real time. The network enables co-sharing of information such as classroom lectures, presentations and handouts among different institutions.

The NKN comprises of an ultra-high speed CORE (multiples of 10 Gbps), complimented with a distribution layer at appropriate speeds. Participating institutions at the Edge will connect to the NKN seamlessly at speeds of 1 Gbps 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, Bio-informatics, Agriculture, and Governance are an integral part of NKN. The entire network will seamlessly integrate with the global scientific community at multiple gigabits per second speed.

NKN has already connected 781 institutions and aims to connect over 1,500 institutions, organisations and laboratories under various categories throughout the country.
Source: Assam Don Bosco University - ADBU

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-09-16

Special

Sensor Cloud network - a new infrastructure for clever applications ...

The Cloud

Bright Computing nominated for the 2013 Deloitte Rising Star Award ...

Harnessing the petabyte at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ...

New system allows Cloud customers to detect programme-tampering ...

IBM launches Digital Marketing Network in the Cloud to help companies improve marketing performance in real-time ...

Desktop Grids

Successful BOINC:FAST event in Russia ...

TheSkyNet - T2 is born ...

EuroFlash

ParallWare v0.1b released ...

Promising hybrid computer architecture at CSCS ...

Science and Industry join hands: 1st Meeting of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee ...

More than 70 students from 4 continents gain HPC skills at fourth annual Summer School ...

PRACE 8th Call is open between 3 September and 15 October 2013 ...

Dassault Systemes unveils the SOLIDWORKS 2014 product portfolio ...

USFlash

US Energy Secretary Moniz dedicates Clean Energy Research Center and new supercomputer ...

Louisiana State University CCT's researchers develop Melete, among first interactive supercomputers ...

SGI achieves even higher levels of performance, scale and efficiency in its SGI ICE X and Rackable server lines by adding the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v2 ...

Cray supercomputers now available with the new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 V2 product family ...

Intel introduces highly versatile data centre processor family architected for new era of services ...

Adaptive's Moab HPC Suite to optimize new supercomputer at National Scientific User Facility in Washington ...

Indiana University and Internet2 celebrate 15-year partnership for advanced research and education networks ...

Continuing recovery in low-end HPC systems fuels 7.9% growth in the second quarter, according to IDC ...

IBM introduces NeXtScale system: High Performance Computing experience and technology move from the lab to the data centre ...

New centre to better understand human intelligence and build smarter machines ...

Don Bosco University links to National Knowledge Network ...

Cisco unveils nPower, world's most advanced network processor ...

The '50-50' chip: Memory device of the future? ...

Software may be able to take over from hardware in managing caches ...