Table 5-4
Institutions with high-performance network connections, by type of institution: FY 2005–09
(Percent)
 
Type of institution Internet2 National LambdaRail A federal government research network State or regional high-performance network Other
 
FY 2005          
All academic 68 10 11 na 12
Doctorate granting 82 11 13 na 15
Nondoctorate granting 38 7 6 na 6
           
Public 73 11 12 na 14
Private 58 8 9 na 9
           
All biomedical 24 2 1 na 3
Research institutions 19 1 1 na 3
Hospitals 35 4 2 na 2
           
FY 2007          
All academic 70 25 11 55 3
Doctorate granting 81 32 13 59 4
Nondoctorate granting 46 10 4 43 1
           
Public 75 29 12 61 3
Private 61 17 8 41 3
           
All biomedical 26 4 0 13 2
Research institutions 20 3 0 10 3
Hospitals 37 6 0 19 2
           
FY 2009          
All academic 75 34 13 60 8
Doctorate granting 87 43 17 70 9
Nondoctorate granting 51 18 6 39 5
           
Public 83 41 16 73 7
Private 59 22 8 36 10
           
All biomedical 29 10 2 15 1
Research institutions 22 11 1 16 1
Hospitals 47 8 4 14 2
 

na = not applicable; data were not collected in FY 2005.

NOTES: Internet2 is a high-performance hybrid optical packet network. The network was designed to provide next-generation production services as well as a platform for the development of new networking ideas and protocols. National LambdaRail (NLR) is an advanced optical network infrastructure for research and education. NLR enables cutting-edge exploration in the sciences and network research. An institution may have a connection to more than one high-performance network.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation/National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Science and Engineering Research Facilities.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012