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StarLight℠ is an NSF and university-supported carrier-neutral co-location and exchange facility located on Northwestern University’s downtown Chicago campus. It serves numerous metropolitan, national and international advanced optical networking infrastructure initiatives converging in Chicago.

StarLight anchors a host of regional, national and international wavelength-rich LambdaGrids, with switching and routing at the highest experimental levels. It is also a persistent testbed for conducting research and experimentation with lambda signaling, provisioning and management, developing new data-transfer protocols, and designing real-time distributed data mining and visualization applications.


IP Addressing Plan

BGP routing policy, peer categories and advertisement matrix

Network Operations Center

Graphical Traffic History

Engineering Documents (sign-in required)
Virtual Circuit Drawings, Facility Room Layout, StarLight Rack Configurations

Collocation Service Description