Service Overview: Custom Network Design
High Capacity Networks for Penn’s Next Generation Research Applications
In response to current and future research applications that are increasingly bandwidth intensive, Information Systems and Computing and the MAGPI group within ISC’s Networking and Telecommunications want to make you aware of several options that may be of value to you. Most require consultation with your local IT support provider and may require modest additional fees.
ISC N&T provides desktop connections at a standard speed of 100mb per second and up to 1 Gigabit per second for general access to PennNet, Internet and Internet2.
- For research groups and others at Penn requiring even higher performance network designs for both on and off campus connectivity, ISC N&T will work with you and your schools IT department’s to determine which of the following approaches will be most suitable and cost-effective for your requirements:
- Server networks isolated from general building traffic
- Dedicated subnets to bypass general networks within a building
- Dedicated point-to-point links (1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit) between campus building locations
- High bandwidth access to other research institutions or collaborators via Interoperable on Demand Network (ION) services, in which dedicated bandwidth to locations around the United States and some international sites can be provided directly to your lab. The ION service establishes a high capacity connection between two locations on the Internet2 network for up to 24 hours. Penn’s current capability of the ION service is up to 5 Gigabit per second. The advantage of this service lies in its flexibility to initiate a short term connection at a much reduced cost than a permanent connection. For more information about ION, see: http://www.internet2.edu/ion/