Science Network Connections are 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) fiber lines connecting on-campus computing resources, such as individual laboratory, departmental storage and server facilities, and the HPC clusters, to the 100Gbps Science Network (ScienceNet). ScienceNet, which runs across Central Campus, the Medical School and West Campus, is specifically designed for large data transfer and provides a direct connection to the Internet and Internet2 through a Science DMZ. ScienceNet is a specialized network to complement the separate and more commonly used main campus network, which is based on a 10 Gbps backbone connected to most buildings via 1 Gbps local networks.
Yale is then connected to the Internet2 via the Connecticut Education Network (CEN) which connects, in turn, to Northern Crossroads GigaPop (NOX). Yale has one direct 10-Gbps connection from the Science DMZ and one firewalled 10-Gbps connection from the main campus network.
The YCRC can facilitate new connections to the Science Network in your laboratory or department. The current estimated cost for a completely new installation is about $360, though costs may vary. To get a new Science Network connection, please use our request form.