Network infrastructure for researchers
The University of Louisville’s campuses are served by an 8-gigabit campus backbone network comprised of over 77 miles of fiber in a dual ring configuration. The network can provide 10Mbps, 100Mbps, and 1Gbps Ethernet service for faculty and staff communications needs. The campus wireless network utilizes 54Mbps (802.11g) technology and is widely available across the campuses, with access in scheduled classrooms and in public areas of most buildings.
In addition the University of Louisville is connected to an Internet2 node via dedicated fiber and currently has access to 10 Gbps of bandwidth. The Internet2 connection gives the University of Louisville direct access to the national research and education networks, and enables participation in national networking initiatives such as caGRID/caBIG and the XSEDE.
The University of Louisville is also a member of the Kentucky Regional Optical Network (KyRON). This regional optical network is managed and operated through a consortium including the University of Louisville, the University of Kentucky and the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. Participating universities are interconnected using 10Gbps optical links. KyRON will extend the capabilities of the Louisville Internet2
node to the other participating universities throughout the state, and provide new opportunities for collaboration with the other universities in the state.
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