Most research buildings on the main campus, School of Medicine/East Campus and SIO are connected to the campus backbone at 10G or higher.
If your building is not currently connected at high bandwidth and you have a research need, you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request reprioritization.
Although not part of the NGN effort, the UCSD Medical Center at Hillcrest will also connect buildings at 10G as needed. Open a Health System Telecommunication Service Request if you have questions about 10G availability at Hillcrest.
NGN3 supports high-bandwidth connections for research needs. NGN3 pays for the switch port and the optic on the campus network equipment.
Researchers pay for a 10G switch and optics for their lab, and any needed high-speed cabling from the NGN switch.
In most cases, the total cost will be $2,000-$20,000, though needs for multiple 10G ports (if you have multiple 10G devices) may mean a more expensive switch is needed.
Multiple-10G connections can also be arranged, at higher cost, for special needs.
IT Services' Enterprise Network team will help you figure out what you need for 10G given your current equipment and your connection needs, what it will cost, whether you qualify for the RCI stipend, and how it can be supported. We can also help you get more out of the connections you have. Fill out a customer service request and select "specialized research networking" to arrange a consultation for your specific needs.
Although not part of the NGN effort, the UCSD Medical Center at Hillcrest is also able to accommodate researchers' high-speed networking needs. Health System installations are also eligible for the RCI stipend. Open a Health System Telecommunication Service Request if you have questions about 10G availability at Hillcrest.
IT Services' Enterprise Network team can help you get the most out of your current connections. UCSD's network is generally uncongested, so when you see what looks like a slow connection, it is often related to software or protocols.
You can look at UCSD's network performance at the UCSD Network Weathermap.
You can peruse this highly technical document on TCP/IP connection testing and performance tuning on the syswiki.
For personalize assistance, contact email@example.com and ask for help diagnosing a network performance issue.