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ESnet Staff Take Expertise on the Road to Help Universities Operate Innovative Networks

March 29, 2018

For the past four years ESnet has been transferring their networking expertise to staff at other research and education organizations. As part of the Operating Innovative Networks series, ESnet co-led 23 workshops that reached and estimated 750 network employees at 360 institutions in 39 states and 38 other nations.  Read More

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ESnet Workshop Report Outlines Data Management Needs in Metagenomics, Precision Medicine

February 22, 2018

Like most areas of research, the bioinformatics sciences community is facing an unprecedented explosion in the size and number of data sets being created, spurred largely by the decreasing cost of genome sequencing technology. As a result there is a critical need for more effective tools for data management, analysis and access. Adding to the complexity, two major fields in bioinformatics –…  Read More

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Networking, Data Experts Design a Better Portal for Scientific Discovery

January 29, 2018

These days, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the World Wide Web was created nearly 30 years ago primarily to help researchers access and share scientific data. Over the years, the web has evolved into a tool that helps us eat, shop, travel, watch movies and even monitor our homes. Meanwhile, scientific instruments have become much more powerful, generating massive datasets, and international…  Read More

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ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

December 11, 2017

A new Petascale Data Transfer Node project aims to to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte per week between major supercomputing facilities, which translates to achievable throughput rates of about 15 Gbps on real world science data sets.   Read More

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High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep Time

November 28, 2017

A new approach to raw data reconstruction has potential to turn particle tracks into physics discoveries faster. And, Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers recently proved the concept with help from NERSC supercomputers & ESnet's high-speed network.  Read More

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ESnet Renews, Upgrades Transatlantic Network Connections

November 13, 2017

Three years after ESnet first deployed its own transatlantic networking connection, the project is now being upgraded to four 100 gigabits-per-second links. These links gives researchers at America’s national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe.  Read More

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ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

October 16, 2017

Like other sciences, medical research is generating increasingly large datasets as doctors track health trends, the spread of diseases, genetic causes of illness and the like. Effectively using this data for efforts ranging from stopping the spread of deadly viruses to creating precision medicine treatments for individuals will be greatly accelerated by the secure sharing of the data, while also…  Read More

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ESnet, Internet2 and NYSERNet Extend Pact to Connect U.S. Research Community to Major International Hub

September 6, 2017

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 — two of the nation’s leading research and education networks — today (Sept. 6, 2017) announced the renewal of an agreement to remain anchor tenants at one of the world’s most critical Internet exchange points operated by the New York State Education and Research Network (NYSERNet). Located at 32 Avenue of the…  Read More

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ESnet’s Mariam Kiran Receives 2017 Early Career Award

August 10, 2017

Mariam Kiran, a research scientist in the Energy Sciences Network’s (ESnet’s) Advanced Network Technologies Group, has received a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  Read More

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ESnet's John Paul Jones Caps 33-Year Career at Labs

June 29, 2017

Soon after John Paul Jones moved from Idaho to California in 1983, he and his wife visited the Berkeley Hat Company, where he bought a royal blue beret. Since then, during his 33+ years at Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national labs, the flat blue hat has become part of Jones’ persona. But when he retires from ESnet at the end of June 2017, Jones said he may also think about hanging…  Read More

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How Brian Tierney’s “Aha Moment” Turned into a 28-year Career at Berkeley Lab

June 20, 2017

As he prepares to retire this month after more than 28 years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brian Tierney, head of ESnet’s Advanced Network Technologies Group, still remembers the exact moment when he knew where his career path would lead. “I met Bill Johnston at San Francisco State and on the very first day of his Computer Graphics class, he told us ‘Anybody who gets and A in my…  Read More

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Kennedy High IT Students Spend a Week at the Lab Making Connections

June 19, 2017

Ten students from the IT Academy at Richmond’s Kennedy High School spent the first week of their summer vacation getting hands-on experience in high-speed networking and getting first-hand advice on planning their future. The students and IT Academy lead teacher LaRue Moore participated in the June 12-16  pilot workshop introducing them to networking for science. The five-day workshop include…  Read More

New Version of perfSONAR Network Measurement Software Released

April 26, 2017

During the advanced technology demonstrations segment at the Internet2 Global Summit meeting in Washington, D.C., the Department of Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Indiana University, Internet2 and GÉANT announced the release of a new version of the open-source tool perfSONAR, which stands for Performance Service Oriented Network Monitoring Architecture.  The updates in version 4.0 include:…  Read More

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North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture

April 19, 2017

Scientists around the world are increasingly collaborating to address global issues such as clean energy, medicine and protecting the environment. Their ability to share and analyse data is essential for advancing research, and as the size of those datasets grows, the need for high-speed global network connectivity becomes ever more critical. Collaborating Across the Atlantic That is why research…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab, Google Host Multi-vendor Interoperability Demo of FAUCET SDN Software

April 12, 2017

In a real-time demonstration, seven vendors of network equipment came together to successfully test the interoperability of FAUCET, an open-source SDN (software-defined networking) controller. The March 30 event was sponsored by Google, LBLnet (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s internal network) and ESnet, the U.S. Department of Energy’s high-speed international network managed by…  Read More

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ESnet Staff Share Award for SC Conference Diversity Efforts

March 13, 2017

Kate Mace, Lauren Rotman and Jason Zurawski of ESnet, along with Wendy Huntoon of KINBER and Marla Meehl of UCAR, are co-recipients of the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. The award recognizes their work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of…  Read More

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Science DMZ is Focus of Latest Library of Network Training Videos Aimed at Global Audience

January 10, 2017

For members of the established research and education (R&E) networking community, attending conferences or sitting in on workshop sessions is the normal way to learn about the latest equipment, architecture, tools and technologies. But for network engineers striving to establish basic R&E infrastructure where bandwidth and other resources are scarce, the University of Oregon’s Network…  Read More

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Yvonne Hines Nearing End of 32-Year Career with ESnet

December 9, 2016

As she looks back on more than 30 years of providing supercomputing and networking support to the DOE research community, ESnet’s Yvonne Hines mentions repeatedly how she took advantage of opportunities to build a better life.  And now, as she looks forward to retiring in January 2017, her plans include helping students learn to read so they can also better themselves. Hines has first-hand…  Read More

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ESnet's Expertise Underpins SC16 Conference Events

November 10, 2016

Each year, more than 10,000 professionals in high performance computing, networking, data storage and analysis convene from around the world at the SC conference. For six days, the latest innovations, technologies and ideas will be shared during SC16 in Salt Lake City. ESnet’s expertise in networking will be shared in workshop sessions, talks, demonstrations and overall support for the…  Read More

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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

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ESnet Bids Farewell to Greg Bell

February 26, 2016

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff held a farewell party for ESnet Director Greg Bell. At the end of February, Bell will be leaving ESnet and Berkeley Lab to be the full-time CEO of Broala, a company that deploys the Bro network monitoring software first developed at the lab.  Read More

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Register Now for April 12-13 Workshop on Improving Data Management for Bioinformatics

February 2, 2016

Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics” to be held April 12-13 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. The workshop is the latest in a series called CrossConnects, run by by ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network. This workshop is also cosponsored by Indiana University.  Read More

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ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

January 12, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) have announced an initiative to jointly develop cybersecurity strategies and research projects. Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computational Research Division will be director of the new CENIC/ESnet Joint…  Read More

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Kate Petersen Mace Brings Extensive Experience to ESnet’s Science Engagement Team

January 11, 2016

Kate Petersen Mace, who most recently served as director of External Partnership Management at Clemson University, is the newest member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team. In addition to her work at Clemson, Mace also served as chair of SCinet at the SC14 conference. The position was a two-year volunteer commitment to manage a diverse team of more than 100 network engineers from around the…  Read More

ESnet Showcases Functionality of SDN in Trans-Pacific Demonstration

December 14, 2015

ESnet, along with collaborators in Florida and Australia, recently demonstrated another step on the path to software-defined networking by building a low-cost switch running open source software and using it to do a nine-way videoconference across the Pacific Ocean. The three-and-a-half hour demonstration was featured at the OpenTech OZ SDN Symposium in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Dec. 14…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Computational Science

November 12, 2015

A new center for advancing computational science and networking at research institutions and universities across the country opened today at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Named Shyh Wang Hall, the facility will house the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, or NERSC, one of the world’s leading supercomputing…  Read More

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ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users as the facility…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Host Hands-on perfSONAR Workshop at Grace Hopper Conference

October 14, 2015

Esnet’s Sowmya Balasubramanian and Mary Hester will present a workshop on “Exploring an Open-Source Software on Miniature Computers” at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to be held Oct. 14 – 16 in Houston, Texas. Balasubramanian is a software developer for the Advanced Network Technologies Group at ESnet and Hester is a member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team.  Read More

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New PerfSONAR Updates Showcased at 2015 Technology Exchange

October 5, 2015

To propel the automation and deployment of large scale distributed monitoring infrastructures across the Research and Education (R&E) community, ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, and Internet2 announced the release of perfSONAR v3.5 at the Internet2 2015 Technology Exchange. perfSONAR is a widely deployed test and measurement infrastructure that is used by science networks and facilities…  Read More

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ESnet Releases Open Source Software from MyESnet Portal for Building Online Interactive Network Portals

October 2, 2015

When ESnet, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network, unveiled its online interactive network portal called MyESnet in July of 2011, the reaction was strongly positive – other research and education networks liked it so much, they wanted the code to create their own portals. After four years of development and refinement, they will get their wish. On Oct. 5, Jon Dugan of…  Read More

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ESnet Organizes Panel on Superfacilities, Talks at Combined Networking Meeting

September 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab staff will give a panel presentation on “Creating Super-facilities: a Coupled Facility Model for Data-Intensive Science” at a combined meeting of networking experts on Sept. 30. Pioneered at Berkeley Lab, a superfacility is two or more facilities interconnected by a high performance science network and linked together using workflow and data management software such that the…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Climate Software Honored for Pattern Recognition Advances

September 21, 2015

The Toolkit for Extreme Climate Analysis (TECA), developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to help climate researchers detect extreme weather events in large datasets, has been recognized for its achievements in solving large-scale pattern recognition problems. “TECA: Petascale Pattern Recognition for Climate Science,” a paper presented by scientists from Berkeley Lab and Argonne…  Read More

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ESnet’s Science DMZ Breaks Down Barriers, Speeds up Science

September 17, 2015

From individual universities around the country to a consortium of research institutions stretching the length of the west coast, networking teams are deploying an infrastructure architecture known as the Science DMZ to help researchers make productive use of ever-increasing data flows.  Read More

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Science DMZ Fuels Fusion Research

September 17, 2015

On an international scale, the Science DMZ is playing a critical role in magnetic fusion research. In July, scientists at General Atomics in San Diego successfully remotely controlled experiments running on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei, China.  Read More

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Science DMZ Opens Doors to More Science, More Collaboration

September 17, 2015

Science DMZ Special Report Back to Main Story Case Study: General Atomics At the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the campus’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the campus network staff have deployed a Science DMZ which has turned the facility into a virtual beehive of collaborative research. Several years ago, the university IT staff began to see problems with large…  Read More

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Five LBNL Computing Staff, including ESnet's Eli Dart, Honored by Berkeley Lab Director for Exceptional Achievement

September 15, 2015

Five employees in the Computing Sciences organization, including ESnet Network Engineer Eli Dart, are recipients of this year’s Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement, which were announced on Friday,  Sept. 11. The honorees will be recognized at a future Lab awards ceremony and reception. “It’s very gratifying to see labwide acknowledgement of the contributions that…  Read More

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NERSC's ‘Shifter’ Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

August 11, 2015

To facilitate the use of container-based computing in HPC, NERSC is enabling Docker-like container technology on its systems through its new, customized - and soon to be open source - software package, Shifter.   Read More

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Congress Members, Staff Turn Out for ESnet’s Congressional Briefing on Science Networking

July 29, 2015

More than 60 people, including two members of Congress and dozens of staffers, turned out for a special one-hour briefing on the critical role of networking in advancing scientific discovery in academia, industry and national laboratories.  Read More

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Summer Student's Safrzone App Speaks up for Safety of Women and Girls

July 28, 2015

An undergraduate student at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, and currently a summer student working for ESnet at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sartaj Singh Baveja and his team developed an android app—Safrzone—while participating in the recent CHIMEHACK2 “hackathon” event in San Francisco. A two-day hackathon held at Twitter’s San Franciso…  Read More

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Inder Monga Speaks at Workshop on SDN’s Role in Developing Smart Cities

July 8, 2015

Bristol, U.K. – Bristol Is Open and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), gathered network industry leaders for a July workshop about “The Software Defined Network – Programmable City.” International participants from industry, academia, local government, and standards bodies joined…  Read More

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Energy Secretary Moniz Honors ESnet’s OSCARS Bandwidth Reservation Service

May 7, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has recognized ESnet staff members with a DOE Secretarial Honor Award for their development of OSCARS, the On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who need to move massive, time-critical data sets around the world. The Secretarial Honor Awards are the department's highest…  Read More

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ESnet, Coalition Partners Announce Global Breakthrough for Software-Defined Networking

May 6, 2015

Menlo Park, Calif., May 6, 2015 – A coalition comprising the Open Networking Operating System (ONOS) Project, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Corsa Technology (Corsa), ESnet, AARNet and CSIRO today announced the successful deployment of an ONOS-based software-defined peering router. The router located at AARNet/CSIRO in Australia exchanges routes with the Vandervecken software-defined…  Read More

Twelve of the World’s Leading National R&E Networks Open Doors for International Research

April 28, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (April 28, 2015) – Today, twelve leading national research and education networks (NRENs) representing the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe announced the official launch of the second “Enlighten Your Research Global” (EYR-Global) program. This program, which helps accelerate international research collaborations by providing selected proposals with improved networking,…  Read More

ESnet to Demonstrate Science DMZ as a Service, Create Virtual Superfacility at Conference

March 20, 2015

At the twenty-second GENI Engineering Conference being held March 23-26 in Washington, D.C., ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga will lead a demonstration of the Science DMZ as a service and show how the technique for speeding the flow of large datasets can be created on demand. The demonstration, which leverages DOE and NSF research areas, will be presented during the conference plenary session…  Read More

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ESnet Paves Way for HPC 'Superfacility' Real-time Beamline Experiments

March 17, 2015

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab with supercomputing resources at NERSC and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility via ESnet is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process.  Read More

Science DMZ-Based Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts at CENIC 2015 Annual Conference

March 9, 2015

LA MIRADA and BERKELEY, CA – Attendees at the CENIC 2015 Annual Conference, “Shaking Things Up,” will be introduced to the Pacific Research Platform, a cutting-edge research infrastructure which will link together the Science DMZs of dozens of top research institutions via three advanced networks: CENIC’s California Research & Education Network (CalREN), the Department of Energy’s…  Read More

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ESnet Opens 40G perfSONAR Host for Network Performance Testing

February 27, 2015

ESnet has deployed the first public 40Gbps production perfSONAR host directly connected to an R&E backbone network, allowing research organizations to test and diagnose the performance of network links up to 40 gigabits per second. The host, located in Boston, Mass., is available to any organization in the R&E (research and education) networking community. More and more, organizations…  Read More

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CENIC Honors ESnet's 100G SDN Testbed with 2015 Innovations in Networking Award

February 26, 2015

LA MIRADA and BERKELEY, CA – The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is being honored by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as a recipient of the 2015 Innovations in Networking Award for High-Performance Research Applications for their 100-Gigabit Software-Defined Networking (100G SDN) Testbed. The ESnet 100G SDN Testbed provides network…  Read More

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perfSONAR Workshop Helps Network Engineers Improve Network Performance for Big Data

January 27, 2015

ESnet's Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski were the featured speakers at “perfSONAR Deployment Best Practices, Architecture, and Moving the Needle,” organized by ESnet and Internet2 and hosted Jan. 21-22 by the Ohio Academic Resources Network.  Read More

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ESnet’s Tierney, Zurawski to Present at Workshop on perfSONAR Best Practices

January 6, 2015

ESnet’s Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski will be the featured speakers at a workshop on “perfSONAR Deployment Best Practices, Architecture, and Moving the Needle.” The Jan. 21-22 workshop, one in a series of Focused Technical Workshops organized by ESnet and Internet2, will be held at the Ohio Supercomputer Center in Columbus. A joint effort between ESnet, Internet2, Indiana University, and…  Read More

Register Now for Cross-Connects Workshop on Managing Cosmology Data

December 18, 2014

Registration is now open for a Feb. 10-11 workshop on “Improving Data Mobility and Management for International Cosmology” to be held in Berkeley. The workshop, one in a series of Cross-Connects workshops, is sponsored the by the Dept. of Energy’s ESnet and Internet2.  Read More

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ESnet Powers NRL’s 100 Gbps Remote I/O Demo at SC14

November 20, 2014

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in collaboration with ESnet, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, the Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago, the Open Cloud Consortium and significant industry support, conducted a 100 gigabits per second remote I/O demonstration at SC14.  Read More

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IT Division’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Diversity Support

October 29, 2014

Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab's IT Division attended the 2014 Technology Exchange conference through support from ESnet.  Read More

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New perfSONAR Release Offers More Network Measurement Data, Increased Security

October 22, 2014

The latest release of perfSONAR, version 3.4, gives network engineers access to more data about network performance as well as increased security protections.   Read More

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Staff to Share Networking Expertise and Accomplishments at Tech Exchange Conference

October 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab staff from ESnet, NERSC and the IT Division will be among the presenters at the 2014 Technology Exchange, a leading technical event in the global research and education networking community. The annual meeting is co-organized by ESnet and Internet2. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis.  Read More

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ESnet Extends 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

October 20, 2014

Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America’s national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe.  Read More

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Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In the Fast Lane

August 26, 2014

In experiments run at the Linac Coherent Light Source, scientists from Berkeley Lab and SLAC used ESnet and NERSC to more quickly achieve a breakthrough in photosynthesis research.  Read More

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SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

August 18, 2014

Scientists from Berkeley Lab’s ALS, CRD and NERSC are teaming up to create new tools for reducing, managing, analyzing and visualizing beamline data. To facilitate this new workflow they tapped ESnet engineers to set up data transfer nodes between three ALS beamlines and NERSC.   Read More

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Weathering the Flood of Big Data in Climate Research

July 11, 2014

ESnet's Eli Dart moved 56 TB of climate data from 21 sites to NERSC, a task that took three months. ​In contrast , it took just two days to transfer the ​raw ​ dataset using Globus ​from NERSC ​ to the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory. (Select image to enlarge.)Big Data, it seems, is everywhere, usually characterized as a Big Problem. But researchers at Lawrence…  Read More

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Computing Sciences Staff to Speak at Climate Data Best Practices Workshop

July 7, 2014

As climate models increase in resolution, the resulting simulations can generate terabytes of data. ESnet and Internet2 are co-organizing a Focused Technical Workshop (FTW) on Climate Science, in collaboration with Indiana University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and hosted by NOAA in Boulder, Colo. The July…  Read More

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Confirmed: Stellar Behemoth Self-Destructs in Type IIb Supernova

May 21, 2014

For the first time, astronomers have direct confirmation that a Wolf-Rayet star died in a violent explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Using the iPTF pipeline, researchers caught supernova SN 2013cu within hours of its explosion. These observations are providing valuable insights into the life and death of the progenitor Wolf-Rayet. These stars are interesting because they enrich galaxies with the heavy chemical elements that eventually become the building blocks for planets and life.   Read More

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ESnet’s Mike Bennett Retiring after 26 Years of Making Key Connections

April 28, 2014

Since he started working at the lab back in 1988, Mike Bennett has found himself in the middle of a number of interesting transitions. But come April 30, he’ll make his last one – transitioning into retirement. When Bennett started as an engineering technologist at the Bevatron, one end of the control room was filled with analog equipment featuring knobs, dials, oscilloscopes and other…  Read More

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100 Gbps Test Link Sets Pace for Faster Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers

April 4, 2014

Data transfers from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland to sites in the U.S. have historically taken different paths – 15 in all – via 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) links separately managed by three research networks in the U.S. and Europe. So what would happen if those massive datasets were instead transferred using a single 100 Gbps connection?  That was the thinking behind an…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Present at Internet2's 2014 Global Summit

April 3, 2014

About 800 networking experts from across the country and around the world are meeting April 6-11in Denver for Internet2’s annual “Global Summit,” a weeklong series of presentations, discussions and meetings aimed at improving the performance of research and education networks. The name of the conference, formerly the Internet2 Members Meeting, was chosen to reflect the increasingly…  Read More

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Democratizing Science With High Speed Networks

March 17, 2014

For the first time, data collected and analyzed by a very remote user of National Center for Electron Microcopy (NCEM) via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has been published. As a result, many scientists are optimistic about the future of remote microscopy for DOE supported science.   Read More

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Deployments of Network Monitoring Software perfSONAR Hit 1,000

January 27, 2014

In January 2014, perfSONAR reached a milestone with 1,000 instances of the diagnostic software installed on networking hosts around the U.S. and in 13 other countries. perfSONAR is a joint effort between the ESnet, Fermilab and SLAC; and Georgia Tech, Indiana University, Internet2 and the University of Delaware.   Read More

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ESnet Co-Leads Washington Workshop on Developing Prototype SDN Network

December 18, 2013

About 100 networking experts from academia, industry, national labs and federal agencies met for a two-day workshop at the National Science foundation to plan a path forward to develop, deploy and operate a prototype SDN network. SDN, or Software Defined Networking, is an upcoming technology paradigm aimed at making it easier for software applications to automatically configure and control the…  Read More

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ESnet’s Michael Bennett Recognized by IEEE for Work in Energy Efficiency

December 12, 2013

 Michael Bennett, head of ESnet’s Network Engineering Group, has been awarded an IEEE-SA Standards Medallion for his work in helping to create energy-saving standards for devices with Ethernet connections. The standards are expected to help save terawatts of otherwise-wasted electricity by automatically switching networked components to energy-saving modes when not in use. The award was…  Read More

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International Networks to Aid Global Research Collaborations in Climate, Bioinformatics and Computer Science

November 19, 2013

Five of the world’s leading national research and education networks (NRENs) yesterday announced at the Supercomputing Conference (SC13) the selection of four major research collaborations that will participate in the first ever “Enlighten Your Research Global” (EYR-Global) program. Supported by leading NRENs in the United Kingdom (UK), the Netherlands (NL), Finland (FI) and the United…  Read More

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And the OSCARS Goes to ESnet!

November 1, 2013

In preparation for SDNCentral's DemoFriday, where ESNet, Brocade and Infinera will demo OSCARS' role in a Multi-Layer Network Optimization solution using SDN on Nov. 22. SDN Central talked to Greg Bell about real-world 100G multi-layer SDN.  Read More

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Tap Into ESnet's Expertise in SC13 Tutorials

October 30, 2013

DENVER, Colo.—As many scientific computing centers scramble to keep pace with the increasing number and size of data sets, it’s become critical to understand the emerging data transfer, sharing, management and mobility tools that can support this shift in HPC business operations. At the SC13 conference to be held Nov. 17-22, networking experts from the Department of Energy’s ESnet will…  Read More

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DemoFriday: ESnet, Brocade and Infinera Demo Multi-Layer Network Optimization with SDN

October 29, 2013

On November 22, ESnet, Brocade and Infinera, will demo how SDN can be used to provision services and automatically optimize network resources across a multi-layer network as traffic and service demands change. The demonstration will leverage ESnet’s OSCARS.  Read More

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Greg Bell Answers Five Questions about Networking's Connection to Supercomputing

September 6, 2013

The U.S, Department of Energy operates 40 major research institutions around the country, including 25 national laboratories. Over the next year, DOE will be highlighting the contributions of the national labs, with a different focus every month. The laboratories support tens of thousands of researchers at universities, laboratories and other institutions, providing them with unique scientific…  Read More

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ESnet’s On-Demand Bandwidth Reservation Service Wins R&D 100 Award

July 8, 2013

Widely recognized as a mark of excellence, the R&D 100 Awards are the only industry-wide competition rewarding the practical applications of science. Among the 2013 winners of this prestigious award is the latest version of OSCARS, the On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System, the development of which was led by ESnet. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth…  Read More

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ESnet Joins Demo of World's First Intercontinental 100 Gbps Link for R&E at Conference in The Netherlands

June 3, 2013

MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands – June 3, 2013 – The Department of Energy’s ESnet joined five of the world’s other leading research and education (R&E) networks and two commercial partners today to demonstrate for the first time a Transatlantic 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps or one billion bits per second) transmission link for research and education between North America and Europe during…  Read More

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University of Virginia, ESnet Team Up to Win Best Paper Award

May 20, 2013

Networking has several definitions, including making key connections and moving information from one point to another. And a paper co-authored by engineers at ESnet and the University of Virginia proves the value of both -- it was named a Best Paper at the Sixth International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service, held April 21-26 in Venice, Italy.  The paper,…  Read More

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CENIC and ESnet Connect at 100 Gigabits per Second

April 30, 2013

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) have announced a 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) link between their networks at the Sunnyvale backbone node of CENIC’s California Research and Education Network (CalREN).  Between them, CENIC and ESnet serve some of the most advanced and innovative research…  Read More

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ESnet and Partners to Create First 100 Gbps Research Link Across Atlantic

April 24, 2013

Six of the world’s leading research and education networks – ESnet, Internet2, NORDUnet, SURFnet, CANARIE and GÉANT – have announced their intent to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for research and education.  Read More

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Open Networking Foundation Selects ESnet’s Inder Monga as one of 12 Research Associates

April 22, 2013

 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has announced the appointment of 12 Research Associates to the organization. ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga is one of nine new industry thought leaders named as a Research Associate for the coming year. The Research Associates are identified by ONF as being especially…  Read More

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ESnet’s Work in SDN, Energy Efficiency Highlighted at Global Networking Conference

March 28, 2013

ESnet’s contribution to the global networking community continues to gain momentum, most recently going up a notch or two with a series of talks, vendor presentations and a demo at OFC/NFOEC 2013, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, held March 17-21 in Los Angeles.  Read More

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HPC Source Profiles ESnet's Chin Guok

March 19, 2013

When HPC Source magazine contacted Berkeley Lab for suggestions on who to profile as an HPC innovator, ESnet network engineer Chin Guok fit the bill. Guok is the technical lead for OSCARS, ESnet’s On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System. OSCARS allows users to quickly configure multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer…  Read More

ESnet’s FasterData Site Is Popular International Destination in Data-Driven World

March 12, 2013

For the past 15 years or so, ESnet’s Brian Tierney has maintained FasterData.es.net, an online repository of tips and tricks for improving network performance. Last year, 83,649 unique visitors landed at FasterData, making 120,776 visits and viewing 213,151 pages.  Read More

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CS Staff to Share Strategies, Expertise at 100G and Beyond Workshop

February 25, 2013

ESnet, Calit2 and CENIC are convening the 100G and Beyond Workshop on the UC San Diego campus to examine the ways in which 100 Gpbs networking will impact applications in many areas, including science, health care, and media arts applications.   Read More

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ESnet Contributes Ideas for Energy-Efficient Networking at International Roundtable at UCSB

February 15, 2013

Since he joined ESnet in 2009, Inder Monga has been advocating approaches to assess and improve the energy efficiency of the national network. So when 27 of the world’s leading thinkers in energy-efficient networking gathered Feb. 7-8 in Santa Barbara, it wasn’t surprising that ESnet’s Chief Technologist Monga was among those invited to share their ideas.  The day-and-a-half discussion on…  Read More

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A Massive Stellar Burst, Before the Supernova

February 6, 2013

An automated supernova hunt is shedding new light on the death sequence of massive stars—specifically, the kind that self-destruct in Type IIn supernova explosions.  Read More

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ESnet, Globus Online and IU Demonstrate more Reliable Data Transfers

January 24, 2013

 A collaboration between the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) and Globus Online, together with Indiana University (IU), is already producing proof-of-concept demonstrations of moving large scientific datasets. As a lead-up to TIP2013, an international networking conference held from Jan. 13-18 in Hawaii, experts from ESnet, Globus Online and IU demonstrated the…  Read More

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ESnet’s New Map Gives Up-to-the-Minute Network Data

January 16, 2013

A new interactive map developed by the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) provides a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the level of traffic traversing the various sections of the network as it connects 40 research sites around the country. ESnet is currently the world’s fastest coast-to-coast science network with a national backbone with 100 gigabit-per-second capability.  Read More

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ESnet Contributes to Breakthroughs of the Year

January 14, 2013

Every year,Sciencemagazine editors and staff sift through numerous scientific accomplishments and ultimately crown one “Breakthrough of the Year.” Of the top 10 finalists for 2012, ESnet provided critical network support for two accomplishments, including the winner.  Read More

ESnet Named One of Top Government IT Innovators – Again

January 9, 2013

For the second time in four years, ESnet has been named one of the year’s top government IT innovators by InformationWeek Government magazine. In late 2012, the magazine announced its top 15 innovators in government IT, with ESnet cited for its new 100 gigabit-per-second nationwide network funded as the Advanced Networking Initiative and launched into full production in November 2012. “When…  Read More

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Susan Lucas Named ESnet’s Deputy Director for Operations

January 7, 2013

Susan Lucas has been named as the new Scientific Networking Division (SND) Deputy Director for Operations, SND and ESnet Director Greg Bell announced Jan. 6. Lucas, whose appointment is effective Jan. 14, worked at the Joint Genome Institute as head of the Production Department, as well as leader of the Strategic Planning, Operations, and Capabilities Group. “Our selection committee reviewed…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Share Views, Expertise at International Networking Conference

January 4, 2013

Networking staff from ESnet, Internet2 and the Asia Pacific Advanced Network’s will host TIP2013, from Jan. 13-18 in Honolulu.   Read More

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ESnet, Infinera Successfully Test Innovative Approach for Guiding Large Data Flows

December 19, 2012

ESnet and Infinera teamed up to provide traffic-engineered paths at the optical layer using extensions to the OpenFlow protocol for the first time. The proof-of-concept demo was conducted on a testbed network ring in New York, connecting Brookhaven National Laboratory with a network hub in Manhattan.   Read More

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ESnet to Discuss Innovative Projects at LHC Meetings this Week at CERN

December 10, 2012

At a series of meetings this week focusing on computing and networking in support of research on the Large Hadron Collider ( at CERN, ESnet staff members will discuss how ESnet is developing and deploying network services to support large-scale science.  Read More

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ESnet5 Deployment Team Named as “Fierce” Innovators

November 27, 2012

The ESnet5 Deployment Team, charged with rolling out the 100 Gigabit per second national network that entered production in November, has been named to the first annual "Fierce 15" list of the top federal employees and teams who have done particularly innovative things.  Read More

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ESnet's Inder Monga Presents at International Network Architects Workshop

November 21, 2012

Inder Monga, ESnet’s Chief Technologist, gave a presentation on software-defined networking at TERENA’s first Network Architects Workshop held Nov. 21-22 in Copenhagen.  Read More

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Globus Online and ESnet Partner for Scientific Data Management

November 15, 2012

Globus Online and ESnet pool expertise to help scientists improve data management and data mobility. The two organizations bring strengths together to make data transfer and sharing easier.  Read More

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Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network

November 13, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet is now operating the world's fastest science network, serving the entire national laboratory system, its supercomputing centers, and its major scientific instruments at 100 gigabits per second – 10 times faster than its previous generation network.  Read More

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Department of Energy’s ESnet Revving up to Unleash 100 Gbps National Science Network

October 24, 2012

Under the current schedule, the switchover to ESnet5 will be done in November 2012, with different regions being migrated in sequence.  Read More

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ESnet Lights up First Superfast Science Data Network

October 16, 2012

Writing in the October issue of IEEE Spectrum, Ariel Bleicher describes the science drivers behind ESnet’s move to a 100 gigabit-per-second network. “When the new 100-gigabit-per-second Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) goes live next month, it will be the world’s fastest continent-spanning science network. But this distinction will probably be temporary: Research networks around the world…  Read More

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End-to-End Network Tuning Sends Data Screaming from NERSC to NOAA

September 21, 2012

As an associate scientist in the Earth System Research Lab at NOAA, Gary Bates has transferred hundreds of thousands of files for a weather forecasting project. Earlier this year, ESnet staff helped him transfer 170 terabytes of data from NERSC in Oakland, Ca back to NOAA in Boulder, Co at a whopping rate of 395 megabytes per second.   Read More

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Now Accepting Applications for Alvarez Fellowship

September 17, 2012

Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences Directorate. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Read More

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At 100 Gbps, ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track

September 12, 2012

Brian Tierney, who leads ESnet’s Advanced Networking Technologies Group, talks about the facility's 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) testbed in this Q&A for HPCwire.  Read More

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Webinar: Using Globus Online for ESnet Users

August 29, 2012

Staff from ESnet, DOE’s high-speed science network, and Globus Online, a fast, reliable file transfer service, will offer a free webinar on how ESnet users can more easily transfer data. The free webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 (Pacific time). To register, go to https://www.globusonline.org/esnet-webinar/  Read More

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Supernovae of the Same Brightness, Cut from Different Cosmic Cloth

August 23, 2012

The Palomar Transient Factory team presented historic observations of a rare Type 1a supernova progenitor system in an August issue of Science. As the observations are taken, the data traveled more than 400 miles via high-speed networks—including the National Science Foundation’s High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network and ESnet—to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.  Read More

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Earth System Grid Federation: A Modern Day ‘Silk Road’ for Climate Data

July 30, 2012

Approximately 25,000 researchers from 2,700 sites in 19 different countries are sharing data and tools via the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF), and ESnet engineers are working hard to ensure that this information travels reliably from end-to-end.  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Names Greg Bell as Director of New Scientific Networking Division

June 13, 2012

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced that Gregory Bell has been named director of the Scientific Networking Division, and head of the U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet, or Energy Sciences Network.   Read More

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Defining the Healthy Human Microbiome

June 13, 2012

The human microbiome’s exact function, good and bad, is poorly understood. But that could all change now that the normal microbial make-up of healthy humans has been mapped for the first time.  Read More

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ESnet Celebrates World IPv6 Launch

June 6, 2012

On Wednesday, a new Internet began. A new address system, called IPv6, is making the the web faster, and enabling us to do things that were not possible until now.   Read More

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After 33 Years at ESnet, Jim Gagliardi Retires

June 4, 2012

After a 33 year career at ESnet, Jim Gagliardi is looking forward to traveling with his wife Sandy, spoiling their grandchildren and spending more time on his hobbies of fishing, woodworking and following college and pro football.  Read More

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Joe Burrescia to Step Back from Working at 100 Gbps, Take Things a Little Slower

June 4, 2012

Since he joined ESnet 20 years ago, Joe Burrescia has seen the pace of work speed up dramatically, from the then-blazing transfer rate of 1.5 megabits per second to today’s 100 gigabits per second. But through all the speedups, development of new services and international collaborations, Burrescia said the one constant has been ESnet’s commitment to its core values.  Read More

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R&E Networks As Instruments for Discovery, Not Just Infrastructure

May 28, 2012

Gregory Bell, ESnet: “In the future, we’ll think of R&E networks as instruments for discovery, not just infrastructures”  Read More

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ESnet to Share Expertise at Europe’s Premier Networking Conference

May 10, 2012

ESnet staff members Eric Pouyoul, Jon Dugan and Bill Johnston are among the speakers scheduled to present at the 2012 TERENA Networking Conference to be held May 21-24 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The conference, sponsored by the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference.  Read More

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A 100-Gigabit Highway for Science

April 30, 2012

With $62 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ESnet built a 100 Gbps a long-haul prototype network and a wide-area network testbed. So far more than 25 groups have used the 100 Gbps testbed, which is open to researchers from government agencies and private industry, to test new, potentially disruptive technologies. These are some of their stories.  Read More

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Eli Dart Tackles ESnet's Science DMZ

April 27, 2012

In order to help research institutions fully capitalize on the growing availability of bandwidth, ESnet is now working with the scientific community to encourage the use of a network design model called the “Science DMZ.” The Science DMZ is a specially designed local networking infrastructure aimed at speeding the delivery of scientific data.   Read More

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Vint Cerf and Van Jacobson Inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

April 24, 2012

Vint Cerf (left) and Van Jacobson (right) Vint Cerf,a member of the ESnet Policy Board, and Van Jacobson, former head of Berkeley Lab’s Network Research Group, are in the first class of inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame. Cerf is honored as a Pioneer, and Jacobson as an Innovator. Widely known as a “Father of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the…  Read More

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NSF to Help Campuses Embrace 'Science DMZ' Strategy

March 15, 2012

Many university campuses need to improve their local network infrastructure to keep pace an exponential growth in science data. This is why the NSF is offering significant funding to universities across the US to upgrade campus networks. One of the NSF’s suggested upgrades include an architectural strategy pioneered by the Department of Energy’s ESnet: the “Science DMZ.”  Read More

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A New Kind of Neutrino Transformation

March 8, 2012

Neutrinos, the wispy particles that flooded the universe in the earliest moments after the Big Bang, are continually produced in the hearts of stars and other nuclear reactions. Untouched by electromagnetism, they respond only to the weak nuclear force and even weaker gravity, passing mostly unhindered through everything from planets to people. The inside of a cylindrical antineutrino detector…  Read More

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Two states climb aboard new, 100-gigabit fast train

February 21, 2012

Indiana and Ohio are the first states to take advantage of the next-generation backbone being built out by Internet2 and the Energy Department's ESnet, linking in-state academic research networks to the 100-gigabits/sec cross-country network.  Read More

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ESnet Policy Board Holds Inaugural Meeting at Berkeley Lab

February 14, 2012

This month the ESnet Policy Board held its first annual meeting at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The seven-member board was created last summer to provide scientific and executive-level advice to the Laboratory’s Director regarding the overall ESnet program.  Read More

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Breaking Ground on the Computational Research and Theory Facility

February 1, 2012

Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, along with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and University of California leaders, broke ground on the Lab’s Computational Research and Theory (CRT) facility on Feb. 1. The CRT will be at the forefront of high-performance supercomputing research.  Read More

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ESnet Staff Share Expertise, 100G Experiences at Joint Techs Meeting

January 31, 2012

Twice a year, staff from ESnet and Internet, two of the leading research and education networks, meet to exchange information and experiences on topics of mutual interest. The meetings, known at the Joint Techs, also draw an international crowd of networking experts. The Winter 2012 meeting was held Jan. 22-26 in Baton Rouge, La., where ESnet staff gave a series presentations.  Read More

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Winter 2012 Joint Techs Conference Announces Four Focus Areas

December 14, 2011

Ann Arbor, Mich. and Berkeley, Calif.—The Winter 2012 Joint Techs conference, the premier international conference of network engineers, will focus on software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, emerging technologies, and infrastructure support for data-intensive science.  The meeting, co-sponsored by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and Internet2, will be held…  Read More

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New Scientific Networking Division Created as Home to ESnet

November 21, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network will become the core of the newest scientific division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator. The change comes as ESnet Department Head Steve Cotter announced he has accepted a position in New Zealand as Chief Executive Officer of REANNZ, the Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd.  Read More

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Three DOE Labs Now Connected With Ultra-High Speed Network That is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers

November 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now supporting scientific research at unprecedented bandwidth speeds – at least ten times faster than commercial Internet providers – with a new network that connects thousands of researchers using three of the world’s top supercomputing centers in California, Illinois and Tennessee. The new network will be officially…  Read More

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Energy Efficiency Events at SC11

November 10, 2011

Visit ESnet at the Berkeley Lab booth #512 at the Supercomputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle. Contact Inder Monga at imonga@es.net to set up an appointment to talk about green networking collaboration ideas. SC11 Events ESnet is co-organizing a SC11 workshop: “Data Centers Have Gone Green (Or Haven't They?)  When Will Networks Follow?”9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13Organizers:…  Read More

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ESnet Celebrates 25th Anniversary at SC11

November 10, 2011

This SC is very special for ESnet as we mark a quarter century of serving science. Join us in the Berkeley Lab booth (512) as we celebrate our proud history and look forward to new horizons with demos, workshops, roundtables and a special toast. Sunday, November 13 “Data Centers Have Gone Green (Or Haven't They?) When Will Networks Follow?” Sunday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Grand…  Read More

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ESnet, Orange Silicon Valley, and Bay Microsystems Demonstrate the World’s First Long Distance 40Gbps RDMA Data Transfer

October 25, 2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, BERKELEY AND FREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2011) – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Orange Silicon Valley and Bay Microsystems have collaborated to showcase the world’s first 40 Gbps (gigabits per second) wide area network demonstration of RDMA over InfiniBand. RDMA, or Remote Direct Memory Access, is an alternative model to TCP/IP…  Read More

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ESnet and LGS Deploy Alcatel-Lucent Routers for New 100G Network

October 19, 2011

LGS Innovations today announced it is teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) to build a nationwide 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet (100GE) network that will accommodate ESnet's anticipated tenfold increase in science data traffic volume over the next four years and beyond. The network will support research efforts that will enable scientists to …  Read More

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GreenTouch Consortium Passes 50-Member Milestone, Adds Seven New Members

October 4, 2011

AMSTERDAM ‒ Oct. 4, 2011 ‒ GreenTouch™, a global industry initiative dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000, today announced that seven new organizations have joined the consortium, bringing the total number of member organizations to 53, and involving more than 300 individual participants.  Read More

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Found: 'Supernova of a Generation'

August 25, 2011

A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.  The finding of such a supernova so early and so close has energized the…  Read More

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New ESnet Portal Provides Real Time Insight into Network’s Inner Workings

August 10, 2011

As science becomes increasingly data-driven and collaborative across geographic borders, researchers’ dependence on fast and reliable networks is growing. Until now, researchers as well as the IT staff that support their institutions have had limited ability to understand the performance of the various networks they rely on. Network performance issues can significantly impede scientists’…  Read More

Leading Network Lights Lend Expertise to DOE’s ESnet

July 14, 2011

Seven of the leading lights in the global networking community have accepted invitations to serve on a policy board for the Department of Energy’s ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network. Established in 1986, ESnet connects thousands of scientists at 40 DOE research sites, providing reliable networking and services in support of DOE’s science missions. The appointment of a policy board comes at an…  Read More

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Moving Data at the Speed of Science: Berkeley Lab Lays Foundation for 100 Gbps Prototype Network

July 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced a major step toward creating one of the world’s fastest scientific networks to accelerate research in fields ranging from advanced energy solutions to particle physics. Known as the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), the effort represents a $62 million multi-year investment by the DOE Office of…  Read More

ESnet & NEC Demo OSCARS and OpenFlow for End-to-End Network Virtualization at Summer 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

July 11, 2011

Media Contacts:  John Wise, NEC Corporation of America, (214) 262-6384, john.wise@necam.com Jon Bashor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (510) 486-5849, jbashor@lbl.gov FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- ESnet’s Inder Monga and Dr. Samrat Ganguly of NEC Corporation of America (NEC) showed powerful and elegant new techniques for laboratories, universities, and industry to integrate end-to-end network…  Read More

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ESnet’s Michael Collins Now Planning Next Stage--Retirement

July 6, 2011

In his 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors, Michael Collins said one of the most important things he’s learned is how important it is to carefully make a plan—and then follow it. That approach worked when ESnet was formed by combining two separate networks, when the national network was built, and each time a new technology was introduced to upgrade the network and related services. Job…  Read More

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ESnet’s OSCARS Selected for Honorable Mention by U.C. 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award

June 14, 2011

Berkeley, CA —The University of California Information Technology Leadership Council has announced that ESnet’s On-Demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System (OSCARS) was selected for honorable mention in the 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award Program. The Larry L. Sautter Award was established in 2000 to encourage and recognize innovative deployment of information technology in support of the…  Read More

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Kevin Oberman Engineered Engaging Career at ESnet

June 13, 2011

Fortunately, Kevin Oberman’s career path has been marked by surprising events trumping his expectations and plans, leading to a 37-year career in networking and engineering first at Lawrence Livermore and then at Berkeley Lab as a senior network engineer with ESnet. For example, he joined ESnet in 1994 when the network was still managed by NERSC and both were located at LLNL. The next year, DOE…  Read More

IEEE 802.3TM Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc Group Launched

May 9, 2011

Contact: Shuang Yu, IEEE-SA Marketing Manager +1 732-981-3424, shuang.yu@ieee.org IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections program seeks contributions from across industries in appraising ongoing bandwidth needs for Ethernet wireline applications. INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, N.V., USA, 9 MAY 2011 – IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today…  Read More

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IEEE Communications Magazine Focuses on Hybrid Networking: Special Issue Features 3 ESnet Co-authored Articles

May 1, 2011

IEEE Communications Magazine's May issue focused on trends in hybrid networking. This special issue includes three ESnet co-authored articles, now downloadable from our website.   Hybrid Networks: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges from the ESnet4 Experience, shares lessons learned from operating a hybrid infrastructure consisting of separate IP-routed and dynamic circuit services. As …  Read More

OSCARS 0.6A Bandwidth Reservation Software Now Ready for Download and Testing

April 21, 2011

ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance networking facility managed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced today that an alpha version 0.6 of its On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) is now available for download and testing by the user community. OSCARS software allows users to make dynamic, guaranteed bandwidth reservations to create…  Read More

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Patrick Dorn is New ESnet Network Engineer

March 28, 2011

Patrick Dorn has joined ESnet as a network engineer, and will be based in Illinois. His responsibilities within the Network Engineering Group will include configuration and management of ESnet devices, internal tool development, and general network engineering duties.  Read More

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Gopal Vaswani Joins ESnet

February 28, 2011

Gopal Vaswani has joined ESnet’s Network Engineering Group as a computer systems engineer, where he will help conceptualize and develop tools and services for the network’s infrastructure.   Read More

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Michael Sinatra Joins ESnet

February 1, 2011

Michael Sinatra has joined ESnet's Network Engineering Group. His mission at ESnet will be to help Department of Energy Labs transition to IPv6, work on ESnet’s Domain Name Security (DNS) and its extensions (DNSSEC), as well as perform general network engineering duties.  Read More

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Sowmya Balasubramanian joins ESnet

May 28, 2010

As the newest member of the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Sowmya Balasubramanian will be working with an international collaboration to develop and maintain perfSONAR (PERFormance Service Oriented Network monitoring ARchitecture), a network testing and troubleshooting system.  Read More

IEEE Launches New Standard for 40/100GE

May 26, 2010

IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, today announced the ratification of IEEE 802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet  Read More

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NERSC, ESnet and JGI Explore Hardware as a Service

April 30, 2010

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Joint Genome Institute (JGI) facilities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), are showing that a "hardware as a service" model, where computing resources are provisioned as needed, could be quickly deployed to meet the computing demands of the research community.  Read More

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ESnet Reaches First Milestone in ANI Deployment with Infinera DWDM Installation

April 26, 2010

In March of this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) completed the first milestone in constructing its Advanced Network Initiative (ANI) testbed by installing Infinera's dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. DWDM refers to optical networking systems that can send large volumes of data over multiple wavelengths of light on a single fiber.  Read More

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Gregory Bell Joins ESnet as Chief Information Strategist

April 22, 2010

Gregory Bell has joined the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) as chief information strategist. In this newly formed position, Bell will integrate emerging technologies into the ESnet infrastructure, work with team members to develop guidance on complex IT issues, and drive collaboration across the organization in support of a shared vision.  Read More

ESnet Collaborates with SURFnet, NORDUnet to Create Network Research Framework

March 9, 2010

Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the high speed network connecting thousands of Department of Energy scientists and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is embarking on a cooperative research effort with SURFnet, the national computer network for higher education and research in the Netherlands, and Scandinavian research network NORDUnet to explore potential synergies between the unique technical knowledge and expertise that each organization has to offer.  Read More

ESnet Gets a Jump on Implementing DNS Security

January 6, 2010

The Department of Energy (DOE) has finished implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to its high-performance Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) using a commercial appliance to digitally sign Domain Name System records and manage cryptographic keys.   Read More

StarGate Demo at SC09 Shows How to Keep Astrophysics Data Out of Archival "Black Holes"

November 20, 2009

PORTLAND, Ore.—As both an astrophysicist and director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Mike Norman understands two common perspectives on archiving massive scientific datasets. During a live demonstration at the SC09 conference of streaming data simulating cosmic structures of the early universe, Norman said that some center directors view their data archives as "black holes,"…  Read More

ESnet Honored as One of Top 10 Government IT Innovators (LBNL Computing Sciences News)

September 16, 2009

BERKELEY, CA — Once a year, InformationWeek magazine honors the most innovative players in the field of information technology, including the top 10 government agency innovators. And on Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) was recognized as a member of this select group for its work helping thousands of researchers worldwide manage the massive…  Read More

InformationWeek 500: 10 Government Organizations That Understand IT Innovation

September 15, 2009

IT professionals in government, as in all industries, are under pressure. Sure, resources are tight, and legacy IT systems and processes are the norm, but there's also a growing expectation among the public that government agencies be more transparent and efficient and that their services be Web-enabled. What are government IT organizations to do? Many are getting creative in how they apply …  Read More

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Berkeley Lab’s ESnet Receives $62 Million to Develop World’s Fastest Computer Network

August 10, 2009

BERKELEY, CA — As scientists in a wide variety of disciplines increasingly rely on supercomputers and collaboration with colleagues around the world to advance their research, managing and sharing the mountain of data generated by their investigations will soon become a choking point. In order to facilitate such data-intensive research, ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance…  Read More

Berkeley Lab to Develop World’s Fastest Computer Network

August 10, 2009

As scientists in a wide variety of disciplines increasingly rely on supercomputers and collaboration with colleagues around the world to advance their research, managing and sharing the mountain of data generated by their investigations will soon become a choking point. In order to facilitate such data-intensive research, ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance networking…  Read More

ESnet's OSCARS Allows Users to Reserve Bandwidth

July 31, 2009

Most network traffic is transmitted on a “best effort” basis, meaning that there's a pretty good chance the packets will arrive as intended. But for the Department of Energy (DOE) researchers around the world who are sharing massive scientific datasets, the “best” just isn't good enough. Now, researchers can reserve bandwidth on Energy Sciences Network's (ESnet) circuit-oriented Science…  Read More

Energy gets jump on implementing DNS security on ESnet research network

July 23, 2009

The Energy Department has started implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions on its high-performance Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), using a commercial appliance to digitally sign DNS records and manage cryptographic keys. The first zones on the network were signed July 8 and it will be at least another month before necessary software updates and testing are completed, and signed…  Read More

ESnet Rolls Out IPv6 Network Management System

June 15, 2009

Although it has been a network protocol standard for more than 10 years, IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) has only been minimally implemented by the networking community. But that could change now that the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has deployed a production IPv6 management system across its entire network. ESnet is one of the world’s leading networks…  Read More

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ESnet Links NERSC to HPWREN to Help in Exposing Cosmic Transients

June 15, 2009

An innovative new sky survey, called the Palomar Transient Factory (PTF), will utilize the unique tools and services offered by the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) to expose relatively rare and fleeting cosmic events, like supernovae and gamma ray bursts. In fact, during the…  Read More

Speeding Up Science Data Transfers Between Department of Energy Facilities

May 18, 2009

As scientists conduct cutting-edge research with ever more sophisticated techniques, instruments, and supercomputers, the data sets that they must move, analyze, and manage are increasing in size to unprecedented levels. The ability to move and share data is essential to scientific collaboration, and in support of this activity network and systems engineers from the Department of Energy's…  Read More

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PerfSONAR Helps Accelerate Big Science Collaborations

April 28, 2009

In the arena of high-performance networking, it’s easy to track down “hard failures” such as when someone breaks or cuts through a fiber link. But identifying “soft failures,” like dirty fibers or router processor overload, is challenging. Such soft failures still allow network packets to get through, but can cause a network to run 10 times slower than it should and also account for the…  Read More

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ESnet Connects STAR to Asian Collaborators

April 28, 2009

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Korea Research Environment Open Network2 and the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development achieved a sustained data transfer rate of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), equivalent to transporting 120 minutes of video per second, between the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and the Korea Institute of Science and…  Read More

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Department of Energy's ESnet Wins 2009 Excellence.Gov Award for Effectively Leveraging Technology

April 16, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), a high-speed network linking tens of thousands of researchers around the nation, was honored on April 14, 2009 with an Excellence.Gov award for its achievements in leveraging technology. The Excellence.Gov awards are sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) Collaboration and Transformation Shared…  Read More

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ESnet Update: Hardware Upgrades to Regional Network Sites

March 30, 2009

Throughout February and March, ESnet engineers continued to upgrade hardware and network capabilities at its regional network sites across the country. Upgrades to the Bay Area Metropolitan Area Network (BAMAN) were completed earlier this month when Cisco routers at NERSC’s Oakland Scientific Facility and the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek were replaced with hardware from Juniper’s MX…  Read More

Princeton's New High-Speed Connection to ESnet's Dynamic ESnet4 Network

October 1, 2008

BERKELEY, CA – The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) just improved its Internet connections to several institutions on Princeton University’s Forrestal Campus, including the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL), the High Energy Physics (HEP) Group within the Physics Department at Princeton University, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s…  Read More

Bill Johnston Featured in Video on LHC Computing

October 1, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a new particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland, provides a massive facility for physicists around the world to investigate the origins of the universe. The world’s largest scientific research project is expected to produce roughly 15 petabytes (15 million gigabytes) of data annually for analysis. The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences…  Read More

ESnet4 Helps Researchers Seeking the Origins of Matter

September 9, 2008

Approaching the speed of light, millions of protons will collide per second when the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) comes online this fall. The experiment will generate more data than the international scientific community has ever tried to manage. Scientists suspect the outcome of these “subatomic smashups” will provide valuable insights into the origins of matter and dark energy in the…  Read More

ESnet Advanced Networking For Science

September 1, 2008

Researchers around the world using advanced computing for scientific discovery are connected via the DOE-operated Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). By providing a reliable, high-performance communications infrastructure, ESnet facilitates the large-scale, collaborative science endeavors fundamental to Office of Science…  Read More

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ESnet Names Steve Cotter to Head Network Serving Scientists around the Globe

August 11, 2008

Steve Cotter, who has 10 years of experience in designing and deploying research and commercial networks at the national and international scale, has been named as the new head of ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-speed network supporting science around the world. Cotter, who most recently served as Google’s network deployment manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, assumes his…  Read More

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Bill Johnston Looks Back on Career as he Prepares to Step Down as Head of ESnet

April 2, 2008

In a few months, Bill Johnston of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will step down as head of ESnet, the Department of Energy’s international network that provides high bandwidth networking to tens of thousands of researchers around the world. In a career that began in the 1970s and has included seminal work in networking, distributed computing, the Grid, and even crossing paths with Al…  Read More

FasterData Site Offers Tips for Making Data Transfer Easy

December 11, 2007

 ESnet has launched a new web site aimed at providing users tips and tools on ensuring a trouble-free transfer of large amounts of data over scientific networks. The site, at fasterdata.es.net, is a handy, step-by-step guide on how to configure computers to optimize file transfer speed, select the proper software and monitor the data movement. Brian Tierney of ESnet developed the site in…  Read More

New OSCARS Circuits Provisioning Service Featured at Conference

November 21, 2007

 ESnet and its network partners from the United States and Europe treated SC07 attendees with demonstrations of the next-generation science network and services that provide a more responsive and faster transfer of scientific data across many domains. The supercomputing conference demonstrations, splashed across large screens at the Internet2 booth, showed gigabytes of data moving among various…  Read More

ESnet and Internet2 Complete Next-Generation Network

November 5, 2007

 ESnet and Internet2 – two of the nation’s leading research networks — announced in November that they have completed five interconnected rings, each consisting of one or more 10-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) paths, that form a coast-to-coast network that is the backbone of DOE’s next-generation scientific network.  Called ESnet4, the new network built by this partnership is a highly…  Read More

ESnet and Internet2 Extend Networking Partnership

July 16, 2007

ANN ARBOR, Mich., and BERKELEY, Calif. - July 16, 2007 - The Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 - two of the nation's leading networking organizations dedicated to research - today announced a multi-year extension to their agreement to deploy and operate the next generation of the ESnet backbone network. Called ESnet4, the new network created through this…  Read More

DOE Launches First Segment of its Next-Generation Nationwide Network to Support Scientific Research Efforts

May 30, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC- The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science and Internet2 announced today that the first segment of a next-generation, nationwide network has gone live, marking a key step in significantly upgrading networking services to thousands of scientific researchers across the country and around the world.  The first complete national ring of DOE's Energy Sciences Network…  Read More

ESnet and Internet2 Partner To Deploy Next Generation Network for Scientific Research and Discovery

August 1, 2006

ANN ARBOR, Mich., and BERKELEY, Calif. The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 — two of the nation’s leading networking organizations dedicated to research — today announced a partnership to deploy a highly reliable, high capacity nationwide network that will greatly enhance the capabilities of researchers across the country who participate in the…  Read More

ESnet, Internet2 Take Key Step toward End-to-End Bandwidth Reservation System

May 15, 2006

Two of the nation’s leading networks. ESnet and Internet2, have demonstrated an automated system for providing on-demand end-to-end bandwidth service to support large-scale research. ESnet, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, developed the system in response to scientists who need to move large amounts of data at specific times. The system was initially developed to work…  Read More

Long Island Metropolitan Area Network Boosts BNL Connectivity Eightfold

May 1, 2006

ESnet continues to roll out its next-generation architecture on schedule with the March 14 completion of the Long Island Metropolitan Area Network, connecting Brookhaven National Laboratory to the ESnet point of presence (POP) 60 miles away in New York City. The new design is built on a diversely routed dual 10 gigabits per second (Gbp/s) dense wave division multiplexed (DWDM) ring that connects…  Read More

DOE Network Researchers Get a Consistent View with New perfSONAR Network Monitoring

January 25, 2006

In collaboration with GEANT2 and Internet2 networks, ESnet has released the first working prototype of a new network monitoring architecture, provisionally named perfSONAR. The prototype is now providing information on link capacity and link utilization across the circuits of the Abilene, ESnet, GEANT, UNINETT, and SWITCH backbone networks. Access is being provided initially to a restricted…  Read More

OSCARS Provides On-Demand Circuit Provisioning Service

January 25, 2006

ESnet is developing and deploying a prototype service that enables on-demand provisioning of guaranteed bandwidth, secure virtual circuits within the ESnet production network. The service, called OSCARS (ESnet On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System), is designed specifically to meet the science discipline-driven network requirement of dynamically provisioned quality of service…  Read More

ESnet Plays Key Role in International Effort of Building Trust on Grids

January 20, 2006

When the International Grid Trust Federation (IGTF) was established in October 2005 during the 15th Global Grid Forum (GGF) in Boston, much of the groundwork for the project had been laid by ESnet over the past three years. With the establishment of the ITGF, users of Grid computing worldwide took a step closer to accessing computers and information in 50 countries in Asia, the Americas and…  Read More

ESnet Increases 10 Gb/s Circuits/Connections by 880 Percent in 2005-06

January 10, 2006

ESnet will install at least 44 new 10 Gb/s circuits and connections in 2005‑06. Half of these were completed and in production by November 2005, and the remaining connections should go into production by the end of spring 2006. By comparison, only five 10 Gb/s links were in place in January 2005. These new connections are part of a new architecture that will provide 20‑40 Gb/s metro area…  Read More

DOEGrids CA Enters Fourth Year of Operation

January 2, 2006

  DOEGrids Certificate Authority (CA) entered its fourth year of operation in December 2005 with about 3,500 active certificates, making DOEGrids one of the largest certification authorities in Grid computing. The growth of service and host certificates continues to outpace user certificates. DOEGrids is supporting development of new technology to improve the usability of DOEGrids PKI by its…  Read More

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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

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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