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NERSC, ESnet, Cray Bring Software Defined Networking to Cori Supercomputer

November 1, 2016

Detectors and imaging facilities coming online in the next three to five years are expected to produce data in excess of 1 terabyte per second. These scientific data-intensive workloads require systems that have the ability to ingest and process data from scientific instruments and sensor networks. However, a major challenge is enabling high performance computing systems like the Cori…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components.   Read More

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ESnet’s Fasterdata Site Growing in Scope, Popularity in Increasingly Data-Driven World

August 15, 2016

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a series highlighting ESnet’s contributions to the global networking community as ESnet marks its 30th year.) Even before he joined ESnet, Brian Tierney felt a need for speed – as a member of Berkeley Lab’s Distributed Systems Department he developed tools to help data move faster across networks. In 2007, he broadened his reach and created a website…  Read More

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For Over 10 Years, ESnet has Driven Development, Deployments of perfSONAR Network Measurement Tools

August 8, 2016

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a series highlighting ESnet’s contributions to the global networking community as ESnet marks its 30th anniversary.) Since it was first deployed as a prototype in December 2005, the perfSONAR toolkit has provided the research and education networking community with tools for end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of multi-domain network performance. And…  Read More

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New Training Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance around the World

July 18, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture for secure, high-speed data transfers at…  Read More

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Inder Monga Named Director of ESnet, Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division

July 11, 2016

Indermohan “Inder” Singh Monga, an internationally recognized expert in advanced networking research, is the new executive director of the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. He will also assume the role of director of the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which manages ESnet. Monga, who joined ESnet in September…  Read More

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From UNIVACs to ESnet, John Christman’s Retiring from the Leading Edge of Technology

June 24, 2016

When John Christman enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day after his 18th birthday, he was hoping to work as either a welder or machinist. But he scored too high on the skills assessment and instead ended up studying advanced electronics. It was one of those twists of fate that set his whole career in motion. On June 29, Christman will leave the lab after 29+ years, the last 10 as a network engineer with ESnet.  Read More

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NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, ESnet Organize Working Group on Open Science Threats

June 22, 2016

A working group of nine scientists and cybersecurity leaders from across the country, including Berkeley Lab's Sean Peisert and ESnet's Michael Dopheide, has been formed to tackle developing the threats to open science  Read More

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ESnet Internship Leads to Book Chapter on Energy Efficiency for Datacenters, Networks

June 16, 2016

Just as research and education networks have expanded the capabilities of scientists, a 2011 internship at ESnet led Baris Aksanli, then a Ph.D. student in computer science and engineering from the University of California San Diego, to broaden the scope of his research in tapping renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint of data centers and networks. The authors found that centers can…  Read More

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From Beirut to Berkeley, Melissa Stockman is Newest Member of ESnet’s Tools Team

May 2, 2016

After living for 18 years in Beirut, Lebanon, where she was director of IT infrastructure and Support at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Melissa Stockman returned to the U.S. and was looking for a new position when she saw a posting for a job with the ESnet Tools Team to develop network automation tools. “My first thought was that it looked so interesting and was a combination of my…  Read More