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Networking Technologies Laboratory
Networking Technologies Laboratory has been started functioning in the Academic Year 2011-2012. It aims at enabling undergraduate and graduate students, who pursue their interest in the area of computer networks, to understand the concepts of computer networks and work with contemporary networking equipment in a realistic setting. In addition, the lab aims at providing necessary infrastructure to carry out research activities on advanced topics, such as wireless mesh networks, sensor networks, communication on power lines, from computer networks. The activities that take place in this laboratory are:
1.  Prototyping of networking hardware (Example, Ethernet switch, IPV4 router etc.) using NetFPGA,
2. Developing packet processors using “Click router” modular software framework,
3. Establishing infrastructure for the mini-Internet, single-hop wireless networks, multi-hop wireless mesh and sensor networks, power line communication networks, home phone line networks,
4. Studies related to the performance analysis of various protocols over on different network configurations,
5. Development of novel routing algorithms, transport layer mechanisms, and services for next generation networks,
Setting up planet-lab infrastructure (which will essentially become part of the global distributed computing platform created over the Internet by connecting over 500+ sites). This allows the students and researchers not only to understand the traffic patterns on the Internet but also to develop new technologies/applications on the Internet for distributed storage, networking mapping, peer-to-peer systems, content distribution service, and cloud computing.