ESnet News


ESnet Director Bill Johnston Lays Out his Vision of ESnet’s New Directions

October 5, 2005

ESnet Director Bill Johnston lays out his vision of ESnet’s new directions in a two-pager, explaining that meeting DOE’s science needs “ entails not only increasing end-to-end bandwidth, but becoming actively involved with other domestic and international research and education (R&E) networks in developing and deploying cutting edge operational technologies. Such collaboration is…  Read More

Trust on the Grid Goes Global

October 5, 2005

International Grid Trust Federation News Release Boston, Mass., USA – Today (5 October, 2005), users of Grid computing worldwide are a step closer to accessing computers and information in 50 countries and regions[i], from Canada to China, Portugal to Pakistan. The International Grid Trust Federation (IGTF), established this week during the 15th Global Grid Forum (GGF) in Boston, brings…  Read More

Building ESnet’s New Architecture to Support Next-Generation DOE Science

March 1, 2005

BERKELEY, Calif. ‑ The U. S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), which supports the large-scale science and large-scale collaborations of DOE’s Office of Science, has taken the first steps to implement a new network architecture that will increase the reliability and dramatically boost the bandwidth available to the DOE research community. The new architecture is…  Read More

ESnet to Increase Network Performance, Reliability with Metropolitan Area Networks

October 8, 2004

BERKELEY, CA. – Responding to the increasingly data-intensive demands of the scientific community, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is implementing a new architecture of connected Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN). ESnet, which is managed by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is a high-speed network serving thousands of DOE scientists and…  Read More

ESnet Announces Contract to Upgrade Connectivity to Brookhaven, Oak Ridge National Labs

September 27, 2004

DENVER, September 27, 2004 — Qwest Communications International Inc. will upgrade network connectivity into two U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) sites on the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). Qwest’s continued work on ESnet is part of a seven-year contract, which began in 2000 and has a potential value of more than $80 million. Under the contract, Qwest will increase ESnet’s bandwidth by…  Read More


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


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