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Retired ESnet Network Special Projects Group Lead, Michael Scott Collins, has Passed Away

February 20, 2019

Michael Scott Collins, who led ESnet’s Special Projects Group, passed away on January 27, 2019 surrounded by his siblings in Davis, California. Michael retired in 2011 after 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors.  Read More

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Science Network Turns Seismic Sensor

February 5, 2019

In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in the moments before, during, and after an earthquake rely on sensors that cost tens of thousands of dollars to make and install underground. And because of the expense and labor involved, only a few seismic sensors have been installed throughout remote areas of California, making it hard to understand the impacts of future…  Read More

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PerfSONAR, ESnet6, High-Touch Services Among ESnet’s 2019 Summer Student Projects

January 22, 2019

ESnet is now taking applications for 2019 summer internships across a number of exciting network research projects, including ESnet6, PerfSONAR, high-touch services, open source libraries and GNpy.  Read More

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ESnet Among Five Groups Honored with SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award

November 12, 2018

Five organizations in particular were instrumental in delivering 800 gigabits per second of long-haul bandwidth to the SC Conference this year, and they are being recognized with the SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award.  Read More

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SCinet 2018: A High-Capacity Network for HPC Unveiled in Dallas

November 8, 2018

ESnet staff are once again contributing their expertise to build and operate SCinet, one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world that is created annually to bring high-speed networking capabilities to the Supercomputing Conference.  Read More

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ESnet to Support Leading-Edge Demos at SC18

November 7, 2018

ESnet staff will be working with other research organizations and vendors to support a series of demos at the forefront of networking, including the use of new hardware and software. Here are three key demos supported by ESnet: Making SENSE of Software Defined Networking In collaboration with two universities and three national laboratories, ESnet will demonstrate its Software-defined network for…  Read More

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Helping SC18 Make All the Right Connections

November 6, 2018

Every November, thanks to the volunteer efforts of hundreds of network experts, the SC conference becomes one of the best-connected sites on the planet. When SC18 convenes Nov. 11 in Dallas, the SCinet team, including staff from ESnet, NERSC and the lab's IT Division, will have spent the previous year preparing for the event.  Read More

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OSCARS Upgraded to Support Big Science Collaborations

October 25, 2018

The Energy Sciences Network’s (ESnet’s) award-winning OSCARS (On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System) has just been upgraded. The tool, now called OSCARS 1.0, allows network engineers to make multi-point bandwidth reservations and features a new programmable API and graphical user interface. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who…  Read More

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ESnet's Network, Software Help SLAC Researchers in Record-Setting Transfer of 1 Petabyte of Data

October 17, 2018

Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Zettar Inc. recently transferred 1 petabyte  in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement. The project is aimed at achieving the high data transfer rates needed to accommodate the…  Read More

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Meet Adam Slagell, ESnet’s New Chief Security Officer

September 25, 2018

As ESnet’s new chief security officer, Adam Slagell will head the facility’s security team and generate a security strategy for the network. He will also join the organization’s senior leadership team and provide valuable input into the growing network’s strategic direction.  Read More