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Research Computing

Research Networks


University Information Technology (UIT) is well positioned to provide high-bandwidth connectivity for sharing large data files, performing high performance computing and operating, or monitoring, remote equipment using research networks such as ORION (Ontario) and CANARIE (Canada). Dedicated point-to-point networks (lightpaths) can be provisioned in collaboration with ORION and CANARIE that meets your network bandwidth and connectivity needs.

Who can use this service

  • York Faculty members and Graduate students.
  • Academic researchers

Service Details


  • For dedicated lightpath applications to ORION and CANARIE, UIT can assist with the following:
    • Complete the required application form
    • Design the network architecture
    • Provide "last mile" connectivity on campus using UIT cable infrastructure.
    • Deploy the lightpath connection in conjunction with ORION and CANARIE


  • Charges vary based on type and extent of fibre, installation and other services necessary to complete connectivity on campus. Quotes can be obtained by contacting UIT Research Computing at

How to request / access this service

  • To request this service, please email UIT Research Computing Support at


How to get support

  • Please contact UIT Client Services at or ext 55800 (416-736-5800)

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