ITS Infrastructure has launched a proof-of-concept (POC) to simplify and extend cellular and WiFi capabilities on the UM-Ann Arbor campus using Passpoint. U-M Passpoint is a WiFi feature for smartphones, offered to university guests as an easy, secure alternative to the eduroam WiFi network. It eliminates the need for guest smartphone users to find and authenticate to a… Read More »
In November, Information and Technology Services (ITS) partnered with Verizon and U-M Athletics to complete a project to launch C-band 5G cellular service at Crisler Center – which is now among the first indoor arenas in the country to offer this technology. The new service enhances the connectivity experience for our student-athletes and fans and delivers a highly… Read More »
The University of Michigan is the first university in the nation to offer WiFi 6E to students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors on the Ann Arbor and Dearborn campuses. Learn how the WiFi Upgrade Project team replaced more than 16,000 wireless access points (APs) in over 225 indoor and outdoor locations despite a global chip shortage and supply chain disruptions.
The WiFi Upgrade Project is nearing completion plus the latest completed buildings on the Ann Arbor campus, including the residence halls.
The WiFi Upgrade Project continues! Nearly 100% of LSA buildings are complete and remaining residence halls are being updated, plus the latest completed buildings on the Ann Arbor campus
The WiFi Upgrade project continues: UM-Dearborn campus is nearly complete plus find out when LSA and remaining residence halls will be updated.
The WiFi upgrade project has reached the mid-point. Learn which buildings have been completed, where to find the schedule of building upgrades, and what to expect when your building is upgraded.
Since receiving the full shipment of hardware last month, the WiFi Upgrade project upgraded about 25% of the approximately 16,000 Access Points (APs) in scope for the project.
Wireless upgrades began this week on the Ann Arbor campus! The new WiFi 6E Access Point (AP) hardware recently arrived, and contractors began installing them in scheduled buildings on November 8.
ITS has begun testing DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) for use at U-M. If this testing does not present any significant issues, ITS will begin validating signatures at the end of January.
LSA Technology Services is pleased to announce that Amy Peters has been named our new director of research computing and infrastructure services, and joins the LSA Technology Services leadership team effective Monday, December 7. Peters was selected for the position from a competitive and diverse candidate pool after a comprehensive search that began in February 2020, but was… Read More »
At a time when we’re relying on the internet to an unprecedented degree in our daily lives, a team of U-M researchers led by Mosharaf Chowdhury and Harsha Madhyastha has found a way for tech companies, banks and health systems to squeeze more capacity out of our existing infrastructure. A change to the design of big-data software tool Apache Spark could enable the… Read More »
What does it take to connect the #1 public research university in the U.S. to the rest of the world? The answer is a powerful network, that allows faculty, students, staff, and researchers on the U-M Ann Arbor campus to reach and share enormous amounts of information with their partners around the world. The data network is the… Read More »
LSA Technology Services contributed over the last several years to planning, designing, and optimizing the operations for the new LSA Addition.
Several University of Michigan units have received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure for a project that will enhance the university’s network security and assist the needs of its research community. NetBASILISK — short for Network Border At Scale Integrating and Leveraging Individual Security Components — is a collaborative effort that… Read More »
One hundred gigabits per second (Gbps) is the new standard for network speeds when transferring files from the Great Lakes high-performance computing cluster to the Turbo Research Storage service. Why is this significant? Usually network speeds for file transfers are 1Gbps. That’s perfectly fine for most people’s needs. But reaching speeds of 100Gbps represents a new, higher level… Read More »
Congratulations to the ITS Infrastructure team for receiving the 2019 E&I National Cloud Leadership Award for Collaboration along with the University of Minnesota and Internet2 for its work on network automation and cloud connectivity.
On October 10-11, the U-M ITS network group hosted the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), bi-annual network leaders collaboration gathering. Close to 50 network and IT leaders from member universities of the Big Ten Network Directors and WiFi Group/IT Networking Group met at the Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor. The last time the meeting was in Ann Arbor… Read More »
On Sept. 10, Verizon announced that its 5G Ultra Wideband network is now live at U-M’s Mcity test facility, where they’re using various 5G solutions designed to improve pedestrian and auto safety. That includes 5G-connected cameras installed at intersections inside the Mcity test track to help identify traffic and pedestrian patterns to prevent collisions. Signal controllers were installed at… Read More »
The Network and Data Center (DC) teams recently partnered to perform a power validation for the network devices at the Michigan Academic Computing Center (MACC). The focus of the effort was to conduct a field audit to evaluate the current state of the network device power, identify areas of improvement, and make recommendations for future changes. This validation… Read More »