Research Computing Network


Campus Networking

The University of Louisville’s campuses are served by a 40 Gigabit per second (Gpbs) campus backbone network. This backbone is comprised of over 80 miles of fiber in a dual ring configuration.  The wired network can provide 100Mbps and 1Gbps Ethernet service for faculty and staff communications needs.  With the recently completed Pervasive Wireless Project, the U of L campus wireless network provides 802.11n wireless connectivity to wireless devices at speeds up to 300Mbps. This wireless connectivity is available across all of U of L's campuses, classrooms and buildings.  The University of Louisville is connected to the Internet2 node via dedicated 10Gbps optical fiber backbone network. The Internet2 connection gives the University of Louisville direct, high-bandwidth, access to national research and education networks such as XSEDE/Teragrid.

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.  The Kentucky RON extends the research data sharing capabilities of the University of Louisville with other participating universities throughout the state, and provides new opportunities for collaboration.

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