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HPCwire Interviews New ESnet Manager Bill Johnston

December 5, 2003

 Bill Johnston, a distinguished networking and computing researcher, was recently named Manager of the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), a leading-edge, high-bandwidth network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Science. ESnet is managed by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. ESnet is used by thousands of scientists and researchers worldwide, and provides a high-end…  Read More

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Bill Johnston Named New ESnet Manager

September 26, 2003

William E. “Bill,” Johnston, an LBNL senior scientist  who has worked in the fields of networking and high-speed distributed computing since the creation of the Internet, was appointed this week as the project manager for the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), effective immediately. ESnet is a high-speed network serving thousands of Department of Energy scientists and collaborators worldwide.  Read More

ESnet Leaps Ahead by Two Generations, Upgrades Backbone to 10 Gbps

March 18, 2003

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the high-performance network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has just completed an upgrade to 2.5gigabits (billions of bits or Gbps) per second and 10Gbps in the highest speed portion of the network. Typically, a new generation of data communications bandwidth consists of a fourfold increase in performance. ESnet’s new 10Gbps…  Read More

ESnet Teams with Juniper Networks to Put IPv6 Into Production Alongside IPv4

August 27, 2002

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) recently teamed with Juniper Networks to become one of the very first networks to run both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously on a large-scale production network connecting hundreds of thousands of scientific researchers around the world. The successful rollout of the next generation Internet Protocol, known at IPv6, in parallel with the…  Read More

ESnet Awards Qwest $50 Million Contract to Support DOE's Scientific Communications Network

January 5, 2000

  The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (Esnet) this week announced that it has awarded a $50 million contract to Qwest Communications International Inc. to support ESnet for up to seven years. Under the contract, Qwest will provide performance levels up to a terabit (one million megabits/second) network by the year 2005, offering 500 times the highest speed available in the…  Read More

ESnet Leading the Way in Implementing Next Generation of Internet Protocol

December 21, 1999

A few years from now, the Internet could become a victim of its own success. Its dramatic growth -- often cited as 15 percent growth per month in number of users connected and as much as a factor of 10 growth per year in Internet backbone bandwidth required to support them — could overburden the current infrastructure, resulting in networks held together with cyber baling wire and virtual glue.  Read More

New Technology Demonstrates Priority Service for Internet Traffic between Lawrence Berkeley, Argonne National Labs

April 14, 1998

BERKELEY, Calif. (April 14, 1998) - Scientists at two Department of Energy national laboratories have successfully marked selected Internet traffic for priority service over unmarked, lower-priority traffic in a cross-country demonstration. This demonstration is a key milestone in the development of a broad set of capabilities called “Differentiated Services” which are required for the…  Read More

ESnet Prepares for U.S. Arrival of Big Bang Machine Data

When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a gigantic particle accelerator spanning the French-Swiss boarder, comes online in September 2008, terabytes of data per second will flow out of Europe via fiber optic cables to thousands of researchers spread across the globe. This experiment will significantly increase the amount of data that the international scientific community must transport and manage.  Read More