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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