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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