Forskningsnettet - The Danish Research Network
The DeiC service Forskningsnettet is the high speed network connecting Danish universities and research institutions since 1987. Today about 100 institutions are connected to the network. In 2008 Forskningsnettet was upgraded to run on its own optical fibres. This means higher speed and more stability for the users.
Forskningsnettet has its own fiber infrastructure with 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet connections. With these connections Forskningsnettet supplies researchers, students and lectures with optimum connections for transmissions of large data amounts as well as global cooperation.
DeIC's Network Operations Center (NOC) is situated at the campus of the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby. This is also where the central node for the traffic is situated. A similar node is situated in Ørestad. This ensures continuous availability if the Forskningsnettet connection in Lyngby should fail.
From both Lyngby and Ørestad there are 10 Gbps connections to the universities in Odense, Aarhus and Aalborg. Other institutions scattered around Denmark are connected through the universities or via their own 1 Gbps connections. The numerous institutions in the Copenhagen area are connected to both Ørestad and Lyngby through a web of network connections.
The international connections from Denmark are routed via NORDUnet and GÉANT from both Lyngby and Ørestad.
Video about research networks from GÉANT
Click the pictures below to see the infrastructure of Forskningsnettet
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