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Network infrastructure


Our network is configured in a dual-core layout with multiple redundant uplinks between most buildings, and multiple redundant 10Gb uplinks to the campus network. Every SCS connection is 10/100/1000 Mbps capable. Newell-Simon Hall, Gates-Hillman Centers, and segments of Wean Hall have 10Gb uplinks to the SCS core routers.

There is no firewall between the SCS network and the rest of the world.

Click here to view a diagram of the SCS network. (JPG, about 220KB)

Our Internet connection

SCS has multiple 10Gb uplinks to the Carnegie Mellon campus network. CMU has a 10Gb link to Internet2 and other research networks via 3ROX, and dual 400Mb links (via Sprint and Level3) to the commodity internet.

Additional information

These 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
A regional network aggregation 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.