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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