Our network uses a Cisco 6509 switch as a collapsed backbone. Each floor in Wean has it's own 6500 switch with 10/100 Mbps links to individual offices and two 1GB uplinks to the backbone. There are fiber connections between Wean and Newell-Simon, Smith, and Porter halls, and between Wean and the Robotics Engineering Consortium in Lawrenceville.
There is no firewall between the SCS network and the rest of the world.
Our Internet connection
We have two 1GB links to the Carnegie Mellon campus network. CMU has a 1GB link to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and through PSC we connect to the commodity internet and the Abilene research network. This connection is shared with the University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, and West Virginia University.
Additional informationThese off-site links will open in a new browser window:
- CMU internet connectivity
- Details about our internet connection from Carnegie Mellon Network services.
- Pittsburgh gigaPoP
- Our regional internet access point.
- The Abilene network
- A high-performance backbone network used by the Internet2 community.
- National LambdaRail
- An ultra high-performance network used by universities and private and U.S. government laboratories across the country.