Michigan Innovation Network (MiNet) is a high-speed, dedicated data network operated by the Merit Network that provides network circuits across the State of Michigan, Chicago, and (planned) Toledo.
MiNet accounts are designed for university units, researchers, and clinics requiring reliable and high-speed connections with state and regional locations. This also enables additional national and international network connections.
- 10–100 Gbps connections.
- Dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) services allowing multiple light frequencies to share a single fiber strand.
- Connections to various university regional sites as well as research, education, and government networks such as the Energy Science Network, Global Lambda Integrated Facility, National Institutes of Health, Internet2, and XSEDE.
Benefits of MiNet include the ability to:
- Share large data sets with remote colleagues.
- Use high-resolution video and visualization tools, including cutting edge telemedicine tools to reach remote locations.
- Conduct experimental research on networking itself.
Several university projects currently using MiNet in their work include the AGLT2 and OSIRIS projects.
Individuals or units who have an interest in MiNet should email MichiganInnovationNetwork@umich.edu for information on what is required to get started.