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Topology & Extensions

The SIX topology consists of a set of core switches managed by the SIX ops team, along with a number of extension switches (extensions) operated by third-parties, sometimes with assistance from the SIX ops team.

It is recommended that you connect directly to a core switch, if able. Instructions for doing so are here.

Extensions may charge participants to connect. Contact them for details.

Switch Location Uplink Speed Make/Model MTU9k & Multicast Available Contact
SIX Core: Westin Arista 7508 Westin 20th floor 80 Gbps Arista 7508 Yes info _a_t_
SIX Core: Westin Cisco 6509 Westin 19th floor 80 Gbps Cisco 6509 Yes info _a_t_
SIX Core: KOMO Plaza Extreme X670 KOMO Plaza 10 Gbps Extreme X670 Yes info _a_t_
Extension: Cipherkey Vancouver, Canada 10 Gbps Cisco 6500s and Nexus 5010 No info _a_t_
Extension: Colocation Northwest (was Swift) Westin 20th floor 3 Gbps Cisco 3560 No noc _a_t_
Extension: ColoCenters Westin 18th floor 1 Gbps Cisco 3524 No info _a_t_
Extension: Equinix Seattle 30 Gbps Force10 E1200 No (813) 207-7700
Extension: FiberCloud 18 Westin 18th floor 1 Gbps Cisco 3560 No sales _a_t_
Extension: FiberCloud 19 Westin 19th floor 1 Gbps Cisco 3524-XL No sales _a_t_
Extension: InstaVPS Salt Lake City 1 Gbps Brocade No peering _a_t_
Extension: Layer42 National MPLS backbone 10 Gbps Cisco 6500s Yes (408) 450-5740
Extension: Sabey Data Centers' Intergate Xchange (IGX) 10 Gbps Extreme 8910s No noc-urgent _a_t_
Extension: Spectrum Transport Network 10 Gbps Aristas No noc _a_t_
(206) 494-3293
Extension: Wowrack Tukwila PENDING 10 Gbps Cisco Catalyst 4948 Yes
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