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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