The Oregon Gigapop

The Oregon Gigapop provides the high-speed networking infrastructure that the State of Oregon needs for education research and development. It is administered by the Advanced Network Technology Center at the University of Oregon. It is supported by NSF Grant #9729628 and funding from Internet2 as well as a router donation from Cisco Systems.


The Oregon Gigapop enables many of Oregon's research institutions to more effectively access the information they need, communicate with one another, and be an integral part of the global research community. The high-speed connectivity also offers a vital link to private sector interests that are an integral component of many research efforts. A map of the OGIG's Network Architecture shows how it has connected these institutions throughout the state.

Furthermore, a local map of the gigapop shows how it internally connects and how it branches out. Also, view a detailed diagram for more information.

Related Links

Here are some links related to the Oregon Gigapop:

In Oregon

Other Links

Some Technical Specifications


The Oregon Gigapop is located below Oregon Hall on the University of Oregon campus in the switch room. The switch room also houses the majority of the core campus routers and dial-in access equipment, in addition to the Oregon Exchange, OWEN-Eugene, and the central on-campus telecomm equipment.


The heart of the Oregon Gigapop is a Cisco MFR (12008) router. OGIG partner circuits terminate into on-premises routers which share a common ethernet switch (10/100/1000Mbps) with the MFR.


The Oregon Gigapop connection to Abilene is carried over dual OC3 (155Mbps) circuits. Local loops to the Qwest POP are provided by USWest. Both OC3 circuits will be connected to OC3 Monitors for diagnostics and engineering.

Network Statistics

Here are links to some relevant network statistics:
Last Updated: July 3, 2003
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