Engineering Services

ESnet provides interoperable, effective, reliable, and high performance network communications infrastructure, and certain collaboration services, in support of the Office of Science (SC)’s large-scale, collaborative science programs. ESnet provides users with high bandwidth access to DOE sites and DOE’s primary science collaborators including Research and Education institutions in the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, and elsewhere. ESnet also provides a full suite of network services including:

The Network

A Nationwide Platform for Science Discovery The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a high-performance, unclassified national network built to support scientific research. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides services to more than 40 DOE research sites, including the entire National Laboratory…  Read More


ESnet's On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) provides multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer performance. Originally a research concept, OSCARS has grown into a robust production service. Currently OSCARS virtual circuits carry fifty percent of ESnet’s annual 60 petabytes of traffic.  Read More


To meet the needs of our networking community, ESnet began an initiative to build a knowledge base for network engineers, system administrators and network researchers. This knowledge base is called Fasterdata. The goal of the Fasterdata Knowledge Base is to provide  the research and education community with a trusted reference tailored for data-intensive science environments, including…  Read More

IPv6 Network

In anticipation of the scalability problems with IPv4 (the current Internet Protocol), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has produced a comprehensive set of specifications that define the next generation Internet Protocol known as IPv6.  Read More

The ESnet Engineering Team

ESnet engineers are available to assist scientists and laboratory site technical staff in resolving network problems and developing solutions that meet their requirements. Services range from time-critical troubleshooting of routing and performance problems, to architectural and technological consulting
 for network upgrades and performance…  Read More