The Gauss locations are today connected by very high-speed communication lines like the 10 Gbit/s DEISA special purpose network. In a project funded by BMBF they will soon start tests with 40 Gbit/s equipment. This will enable completely new services and applications.
Through the well-established national research network the Gauss Centre will also have excellent communication links to the German universities and research laboratories, in particular to all other important computing and data centres.
Access to international research networks is over GEANT.