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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