perfSONAR Connection Tests

Note: The University of Michigan is in the process of updating and expanding its perfSONAR deployment. Goals for this process include a fully instrumented perfSONAR deployment across the Core Network and BIN, targeted perfSONAR meshes for specific schools and colleges (including at least one perfSONAR node per building), and perfSONAR meshes for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint campuses. Michigan is open to working with researchers on setting up multi-institutional perfSONAR meshes, as appropriate for specific research projects. The project will include maintenance to current perfSonar nodes and availability cannot be guaranteed.

perfSONAR is a global testing tool used by researchers and science networks to ensure network performance on connections on high speed connections. The university has perfSONAR appliances at our network core and inside our data center locations. 

Campus Connections

Access the campus perfSONAR nodes:

  • Michigan Academic Computing Center (South Campus)
  • Dearborn Data Center
  • Cooley Building (North Campus)
  • Duderstadt Center (North Campus)
  • Modular Data Center (North Campus)
  • Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building (North Campus)
  • LSA Building (Central Campus)
  • School of Education Building (Central Campus)
  • Arbor Lakes Backbone Connection (North Campus)
  • School of Education Backbone Connection (Central Campus)
Note: This test is not valid for Internet2 traffic, which takes a different path. We currently do not have a perfSONAR appliance at our Internet 2 edge location.

Other Institutions

Many other higher education institutions have perfSONAR appliances, if you wish to test your network performance with another institution, see the ESnet Global Services Directory.