Nikhef is an institute for fundamental research in the field of sub-atomic physics. As a not-for-profit, neutral and independent organisation Nikhef has a long tradition in the development of the Internet. Nikhef remains committed to play a role in improving the infrastructure of the Internet.
Since 1996 Nikhef, together with SARA, has served as housing partner for the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) and its members. Nowadays around 300 members connect to the AMS-IX at Nikhef, generating a substantial part of the total AMS-IX public peering traffic.
Nikhef houses one other Internet exchange: NL-IX. Various essential Internet services are also located at Nikhef: an any-cast K-root server from RIPE NCC, an F-root server from ISC and several country code TLD servers.
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|No break system (APC)|
|electrical power||620 kVA|
|time of discharge at full demand||300 sec.|
|voltage||400 V (3-phase + neutral)|
|Electrical power shortbreak system||400 kVA|
|Diesel generator (Stamford/Perkins)|
|electrical power||1.320 kVA|
|nominal voltage||400/231 V|
|power||1.600 hp (SAE)|
|oil supply||12.000 liter (48 hours at full demand)|
|Electrical power transformers (Smit)||2x 1.000 kVA|