The LSU Network is modeled for robustness and redundancy. It includes four core Layer 3 switches, fully meshed. Each core switch is connected to three other core switches at 10 Gbps. This design utilizes Equal Cost Multipath OSPF to provide a full 30 Gbps of load balanced interconnect full duplex capability.
Each building on campus is connected to the core via a layer 3 distribution switch. This distribution switch connects to two of the four core switches at either 1 Gbps or 10 Gbps speeds via single mode fiber. The distribution switches then downlink to each access layer switch at either 1 Gbps or 100 Mbps. These access layer switches provide the copper ports that user's computers plug directly into. For a pictoral representation of the LSU backbone, click here.
|LSU Building Up-link Speeds|
|10 Gig||CEBA, Choppin, Coates, Electrical Engineering, Frey Computing Services, Howe Russell, Johnston, Life Sciences, Life Sciences Annex, Middleton (small portion), Music and Dramatic Arts, Nicholson|
|1 Gig||Agriculture Administration, Alex Box Field, Allen, Art Building, Atkinson, Athletic Administration, Audubon, Chemical Engineering, Cogen Power Plant, Enviromental and Coastal Ecology, Facility Services, Fireman's Training, Football Operations, French House, Grace King Hall, Gym Armory, Hatcher, Himes Hall, Hodges, Human Ecology, Infirmary, Journalism, Kirby Smith, Knapp, Law Center, Lockett, Long Field House, LSU System Building, Middleton (portion), Military Science, Music Hall, New Design, Plant Science, Peabody, Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Pleasant, Prescott, Print Shop, Renewable Natural Resources, South Campus Research Park, Sports Recreation, Stubbs, Thomas Boyd, Tureaud Hall, Veterinary Medicine, University Lab School, University Public Safety,Wetland Resources|
|Less than 1 Gig||Blowout School, Dairy Farm, Gennex, Golf Course, Hazardous Waste Facility, Louisiana House, Natatorium, Nicholson Apartments Maintenance Building, Nuclear Science, Old Engineering Shops, Old Forestry, Old President House, Poultry Science, Student Adventure Complex, Tiger Gift Center|