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ESnet cybersecurity staff awarded the first-ever “ESNET"

February 25, 2020

Three members of the Energy Sciences Network’s Cybersecurity team – Michael Dopheide, Vlad Grigorescu, and Sam Oehlert – were recently honored with an Extra Special Noteworthy Exemplary Trophy Award for their SANS 2019 Holiday Hack Challenge entry.  Read More

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Patty Giuntoli: Learning at the Speed of Life

February 19, 2020

After 11 years ar Berkeley Lab and a 30+ career in networking, Patty Giuntoli will be retiring on February 25.  Read More

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Quantum Internet Workshop Begins Mapping the Future of Quantum Communications

February 11, 2020

Building on multiple research efforts across the U.S., some 70 representatives from government agencies and universities gathered in New York City Feb. 5-6 at the first Quantum Internet Blueprint Workshop to discuss building a nationwide entangled quantum Internet.  Read More

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ESnet Staff Contribute to CERN Meeting

January 28, 2020

Several ESnet staff participated in the joint Worldwide LHC Computing Grid (WLCG) and LHC Open Network Environment (LHCONE) worldwide meeting, held January 13-14 at CERN, home to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment in Geneva, Switzerland.  Read More

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Meet Tony Ferrelli, ESnet's New Director of Networking

December 17, 2019

Tony Ferrelli, ESnet’s new director of Networking, has been running networks for 20 years. After the past 11 years at Google, he was ready for a new challenge: heading the network engineering and operations team for ESnet6.  Read More

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ESnet to Demo New Programmable Network Services at SC19

November 18, 2019

Richard Cziva, a software engineer with ESnet, will lead a demo of ESnet6’s new High Touch Services during SC19 in the RENCI booth.  Read More

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ESnet Staff Participate in First Global Research Platform Workshop

September 26, 2019

The GRP Workshop brought together nearly 100 researchers, scientists, engineers, and network managers from 13 countries to share best practices and advance the state of the art.  Read More

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The Technological Heavyweight You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: ESnet

September 25, 2019

Since first coming on line more than 30 years ago, ESnet has expanded to connect more than 40 major research institutions at speeds 15,000 times faster than a home network and acting as an early adapter of protocols that now run the internet.  Read More

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ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure

September 17, 2019

The National Science Foundation is funding a collaborative effort to create a nationwide research infrastructure that will enable the computer science and networking community to develop and test novel architectures that could yield a faster, more secure Internet.   Read More

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ESnet Welcomes New Hires in June/July

July 31, 2019

ESnet continues to grow. Read on to learn a little more about the new staff supporting our mission.  Read More

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Scott Mason Retires After 20 Years With ESnet

June 14, 2019

Scott Mason is retiring after 20 years with ESnet. Until Scott Mason joined ESnet in 1999, he’d never actually had a job interview, though he already had a long and interesting career behind him. Mason joined the Navy right out of high school and became a specialized saturation diver working on heavy salvage—sunken ships and fighter planes. After eight years in the Navy, Mason was recruited…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Share Networking Expertise at 2019 TNC Conference

June 10, 2019

Several ESnet staff are participating in the upcoming TNC conference, to be held June 16-20 in Tallinn, Estonia.  Read More

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ESnet Welcomes New Hires in May

May 30, 2019

ESnet continues to grow. Read on to learn a little more about the new staff supporting our mission.  Read More

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ESnet6 Design Enters Homestretch

May 28, 2019

ESnet passed another major milestone on the way to building the Department of Energy's next-generation, exabyte-scale science network. Known as ESnet6, the project was put through a final design review by an independent panel of experts in networking, research, and science, held May 15-17 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Read More

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Superfacility Framework Advances Photosynthesis Research

May 3, 2019

For more than a decade, a team of international researchers led by Berkeley Lab bioscientists has been studying Photosystem II, a protein complex in green plants, algae, and cyanobacteria that plays a crucial role in photosynthesis. They’re now moving more quickly toward an understanding of this three-billion-year-old biological system, thanks to an integrated superfacility framework established between LCLS, ESnet, and NERSC.  Read More

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ESnet Welcomes New Hires for March and April

May 1, 2019

Meet a few of ESnet's new hires from March and April 2019.  Read More

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ESnet’s Networking Prowess on Display at Singapore Conference

April 8, 2019

At the Supercomputing Asia 2019 conference (SCA19), held March 11-14 in Singapore, ESnet’s expertise in network design and operation took center stage as ESnet Director Inder Monga delivered a keynote address and the winner of the Data Mover Challenge (DMC) used an approach honed on ESnet's network. In his presentation "Cracking open the network ‘black-box’," Monga discussed an emerging…  Read More

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ESnet Honored for Innovations in Networking

March 5, 2019

CENIC has selected ESnet to receive the 2019 CENIC Innovations in Networking Award for R&E Network Partner in recognition of ESnet’s contributions to a number of collaborative initiatives with CENIC, including cybersecurity strategy, network design, and technology adoption.  Read More

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Women in IT Networking Program Seeking Candidates for SC19

March 1, 2019

The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is seeking qualified candidates to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for the Supercomputing 2019 Conference.  Read More

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Retired ESnet Network Special Projects Group Lead, Michael Scott Collins, has Passed Away

February 20, 2019

Michael Scott Collins, who led ESnet’s Special Projects Group, passed away on January 27, 2019 surrounded by his siblings in Davis, California. Michael retired in 2011 after 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors.  Read More

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Science Network Turns Seismic Sensor

February 5, 2019

In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in the moments before, during, and after an earthquake rely on sensors that cost tens of thousands of dollars to make and install underground. And because of the expense and labor involved, only a few seismic sensors have been installed throughout remote areas of California, making it hard to understand the impacts of future…  Read More

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PerfSONAR, ESnet6, High-Touch Services Among ESnet’s 2019 Summer Student Projects

January 22, 2019

ESnet is now taking applications for 2019 summer internships across a number of exciting network research projects, including ESnet6, PerfSONAR, high-touch services, open source libraries and GNpy.  Read More

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ESnet Among Five Groups Honored with SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award

November 12, 2018

Five organizations in particular were instrumental in delivering 800 gigabits per second of long-haul bandwidth to the SC Conference this year, and they are being recognized with the SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award.  Read More

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SCinet 2018: A High-Capacity Network for HPC Unveiled in Dallas

November 8, 2018

ESnet staff are once again contributing their expertise to build and operate SCinet, one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world that is created annually to bring high-speed networking capabilities to the Supercomputing Conference.  Read More

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ESnet to Support Leading-Edge Demos at SC18

November 7, 2018

ESnet staff will be working with other research organizations and vendors to support a series of demos at the forefront of networking, including the use of new hardware and software. Here are three key demos supported by ESnet: Making SENSE of Software Defined Networking In collaboration with two universities and three national laboratories, ESnet will demonstrate its Software-defined network for…  Read More

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Helping SC18 Make All the Right Connections

November 6, 2018

Every November, thanks to the volunteer efforts of hundreds of network experts, the SC conference becomes one of the best-connected sites on the planet. When SC18 convenes Nov. 11 in Dallas, the SCinet team, including staff from ESnet, NERSC and the lab's IT Division, will have spent the previous year preparing for the event.  Read More

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OSCARS Upgraded to Support Big Science Collaborations

October 25, 2018

The Energy Sciences Network’s (ESnet’s) award-winning OSCARS (On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System) has just been upgraded. The tool, now called OSCARS 1.0, allows network engineers to make multi-point bandwidth reservations and features a new programmable API and graphical user interface. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who…  Read More

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ESnet's Network, Software Help SLAC Researchers in Record-Setting Transfer of 1 Petabyte of Data

October 17, 2018

Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Zettar Inc. recently transferred 1 petabyte  in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement. The project is aimed at achieving the high data transfer rates needed to accommodate the…  Read More

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Meet Adam Slagell, ESnet’s New Chief Security Officer

September 25, 2018

As ESnet’s new chief security officer, Adam Slagell will head the facility’s security team and generate a security strategy for the network. He will also join the organization’s senior leadership team and provide valuable input into the growing network’s strategic direction.  Read More

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ESnet’s Monga to Lead Quantum Network Discussions at DOE Workshop

September 17, 2018

Inder Monga, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), is headed to Rockville, MD next week to participate in the Quantum Networks for Open Science (QNet) Workshop, to be held Sept. 25-26. Sponsored by the DOE's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the event will bring together experts from national labs, industry, government, and academia…  Read More

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ESnet Summer Students: Mentoring The Next Generation of Network Engineers

August 14, 2018

The student interns who come to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) each summer offer many advantages: they are motivated, energetic, and can bring a pair of new eyes to a project. But they are also important because they represent the next generation of researchers and engineers. To capture the best talent, the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) uses its internship program to create a student-to-employee pipeline for Berkeley Lab, where ESnet is located.  Read More

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Recap: ESnet at the 2nd National Research Platform Workshop

August 13, 2018

Last week, several ESnet staff members organized and participated in the second annual National Research Platform workshop, which brought together representatives from more than 100 key institutions that are working to create a nationwide science data network.  Read More

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Second National Research Platform Workshop to Focus on Scaling to a Nationwide Science Data ‘Superhighway’

August 1, 2018

Several ESnet staff members helped organize and are participating in the second annual National Research Platform workshop, held Aug 6-7, 2018 at Montana State University.  Read More

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IU, Energy Sciences Network receive $3.5M grant to help researchers accelerate big data sharing

June 27, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Indiana University & Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. The funding will create EPOC: Engagement and Performance Operations Center.  Read More

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Computing Sciences Summer Student Program Draws 90-plus Participants

June 7, 2018

Dozens of college students from around the world will spend the next two months at Berkeley Lab as part of the Computing Sciences Summer Student Program.   Read More

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ESnet Site Coordinators Committee Convenes in Berkeley

May 30, 2018

On May 15, ESnet hosted its twice-a-year site coordinators committee meeting. Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell welcomed the 23 in-person and nine remote attendees and emphasized the importance of ESnet6.  Read More

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ESnet Staff Take Expertise on the Road to Help Universities Operate Innovative Networks

March 29, 2018

For the past four years ESnet has been transferring their networking expertise to staff at other research and education organizations. As part of the Operating Innovative Networks series, ESnet co-led 23 workshops that reached and estimated 750 network employees at 360 institutions in 39 states and 38 other nations.  Read More

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ESnet Workshop Report Outlines Data Management Needs in Metagenomics, Precision Medicine

February 22, 2018

Like most areas of research, the bioinformatics sciences community is facing an unprecedented explosion in the size and number of data sets being created, spurred largely by the decreasing cost of genome sequencing technology. As a result there is a critical need for more effective tools for data management, analysis and access. Adding to the complexity, two major fields in bioinformatics –…  Read More

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Networking, Data Experts Design a Better Portal for Scientific Discovery

January 29, 2018

These days, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the World Wide Web was created nearly 30 years ago primarily to help researchers access and share scientific data. Over the years, the web has evolved into a tool that helps us eat, shop, travel, watch movies and even monitor our homes. Meanwhile, scientific instruments have become much more powerful, generating massive datasets, and international…  Read More

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ESnet’s Petascale DTN Project Speeds up Data Transfers between Leading HPC Centers

December 11, 2017

A new Petascale Data Transfer Node project aims to to achieve regular disk-to-disk, end-to-end transfer rates of one petabyte per week between major supercomputing facilities, which translates to achievable throughput rates of about 15 Gbps on real world science data sets.   Read More

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High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep Time

November 28, 2017

A new approach to raw data reconstruction has potential to turn particle tracks into physics discoveries faster. And, Brookhaven National Laboratory researchers recently proved the concept with help from NERSC supercomputers & ESnet's high-speed network.  Read More

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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

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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

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ESnet Staff Share Award for SC Conference Diversity Efforts

March 13, 2017

Kate Mace, Lauren Rotman and Jason Zurawski of ESnet, along with Wendy Huntoon of KINBER and Marla Meehl of UCAR, are co-recipients of the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. The award recognizes their work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of…  Read More

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Science DMZ is Focus of Latest Library of Network Training Videos Aimed at Global Audience

January 10, 2017

For members of the established research and education (R&E) networking community, attending conferences or sitting in on workshop sessions is the normal way to learn about the latest equipment, architecture, tools and technologies. But for network engineers striving to establish basic R&E infrastructure where bandwidth and other resources are scarce, the University of Oregon’s Network…  Read More

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Yvonne Hines Nearing End of 32-Year Career with ESnet

December 9, 2016

As she looks back on more than 30 years of providing supercomputing and networking support to the DOE research community, ESnet’s Yvonne Hines mentions repeatedly how she took advantage of opportunities to build a better life.  And now, as she looks forward to retiring in January 2017, her plans include helping students learn to read so they can also better themselves. Hines has first-hand…  Read More

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ESnet's Expertise Underpins SC16 Conference Events

November 10, 2016

Each year, more than 10,000 professionals in high performance computing, networking, data storage and analysis convene from around the world at the SC conference. For six days, the latest innovations, technologies and ideas will be shared during SC16 in Salt Lake City. ESnet’s expertise in networking will be shared in workshop sessions, talks, demonstrations and overall support for the…  Read More

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NERSC, ESnet, Cray Bring Software Defined Networking to Cori Supercomputer

November 1, 2016

Detectors and imaging facilities coming online in the next three to five years are expected to produce data in excess of 1 terabyte per second. These scientific data-intensive workloads require systems that have the ability to ingest and process data from scientific instruments and sensor networks. However, a major challenge is enabling high performance computing systems like the Cori…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components.   Read More

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ESnet’s Fasterdata Site Growing in Scope, Popularity in Increasingly Data-Driven World

August 15, 2016

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a series highlighting ESnet’s contributions to the global networking community as ESnet marks its 30th year.) Even before he joined ESnet, Brian Tierney felt a need for speed – as a member of Berkeley Lab’s Distributed Systems Department he developed tools to help data move faster across networks. In 2007, he broadened his reach and created a website…  Read More

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For Over 10 Years, ESnet has Driven Development, Deployments of perfSONAR Network Measurement Tools

August 8, 2016

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a series highlighting ESnet’s contributions to the global networking community as ESnet marks its 30th anniversary.) Since it was first deployed as a prototype in December 2005, the perfSONAR toolkit has provided the research and education networking community with tools for end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of multi-domain network performance. And…  Read More

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New Training Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance around the World

July 18, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture for secure, high-speed data transfers at…  Read More

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Inder Monga Named Director of ESnet, Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division

July 11, 2016

Indermohan “Inder” Singh Monga, an internationally recognized expert in advanced networking research, is the new executive director of the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. He will also assume the role of director of the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which manages ESnet. Monga, who joined ESnet in September…  Read More

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From UNIVACs to ESnet, John Christman’s Retiring from the Leading Edge of Technology

June 24, 2016

When John Christman enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day after his 18th birthday, he was hoping to work as either a welder or machinist. But he scored too high on the skills assessment and instead ended up studying advanced electronics. It was one of those twists of fate that set his whole career in motion. On June 29, Christman will leave the lab after 29+ years, the last 10 as a network engineer with ESnet.  Read More

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NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, ESnet Organize Working Group on Open Science Threats

June 22, 2016

A working group of nine scientists and cybersecurity leaders from across the country, including Berkeley Lab's Sean Peisert and ESnet's Michael Dopheide, has been formed to tackle developing the threats to open science  Read More

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ESnet Internship Leads to Book Chapter on Energy Efficiency for Datacenters, Networks

June 16, 2016

Just as research and education networks have expanded the capabilities of scientists, a 2011 internship at ESnet led Baris Aksanli, then a Ph.D. student in computer science and engineering from the University of California San Diego, to broaden the scope of his research in tapping renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint of data centers and networks. The authors found that centers can…  Read More

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From Beirut to Berkeley, Melissa Stockman is Newest Member of ESnet’s Tools Team

May 2, 2016

After living for 18 years in Beirut, Lebanon, where she was director of IT infrastructure and Support at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Melissa Stockman returned to the U.S. and was looking for a new position when she saw a posting for a job with the ESnet Tools Team to develop network automation tools. “My first thought was that it looked so interesting and was a combination of my…  Read More

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ESnet Bids Farewell to Greg Bell

February 26, 2016

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff held a farewell party for ESnet Director Greg Bell. At the end of February, Bell will be leaving ESnet and Berkeley Lab to be the full-time CEO of Broala, a company that deploys the Bro network monitoring software first developed at the lab.  Read More

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Register Now for April 12-13 Workshop on Improving Data Management for Bioinformatics

February 2, 2016

Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics” to be held April 12-13 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. The workshop is the latest in a series called CrossConnects, run by by ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network. This workshop is also cosponsored by Indiana University.  Read More

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ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

January 12, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) have announced an initiative to jointly develop cybersecurity strategies and research projects. Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computational Research Division will be director of the new CENIC/ESnet Joint…  Read More

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Kate Petersen Mace Brings Extensive Experience to ESnet’s Science Engagement Team

January 11, 2016

Kate Petersen Mace, who most recently served as director of External Partnership Management at Clemson University, is the newest member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team. In addition to her work at Clemson, Mace also served as chair of SCinet at the SC14 conference. The position was a two-year volunteer commitment to manage a diverse team of more than 100 network engineers from around the…  Read More

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

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Science DMZ Opens Doors to More Science, More Collaboration

September 17, 2015

Science DMZ Special Report Back to Main Story Case Study: General Atomics At the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the campus’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the campus network staff have deployed a Science DMZ which has turned the facility into a virtual beehive of collaborative research. Several years ago, the university IT staff began to see problems with large…  Read More

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Five LBNL Computing Staff, including ESnet's Eli Dart, Honored by Berkeley Lab Director for Exceptional Achievement

September 15, 2015

Five employees in the Computing Sciences organization, including ESnet Network Engineer Eli Dart, are recipients of this year’s Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement, which were announced on Friday,  Sept. 11. The honorees will be recognized at a future Lab awards ceremony and reception. “It’s very gratifying to see labwide acknowledgement of the contributions that…  Read More

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NERSC's ‘Shifter’ Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

August 11, 2015

To facilitate the use of container-based computing in HPC, NERSC is enabling Docker-like container technology on its systems through its new, customized - and soon to be open source - software package, Shifter.   Read More

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Congress Members, Staff Turn Out for ESnet’s Congressional Briefing on Science Networking

July 29, 2015

More than 60 people, including two members of Congress and dozens of staffers, turned out for a special one-hour briefing on the critical role of networking in advancing scientific discovery in academia, industry and national laboratories.  Read More

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Summer Student's Safrzone App Speaks up for Safety of Women and Girls

July 28, 2015

An undergraduate student at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, and currently a summer student working for ESnet at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sartaj Singh Baveja and his team developed an android app—Safrzone—while participating in the recent CHIMEHACK2 “hackathon” event in San Francisco. A two-day hackathon held at Twitter’s San Franciso…  Read More

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Inder Monga Speaks at Workshop on SDN’s Role in Developing Smart Cities

July 8, 2015

Bristol, U.K. – Bristol Is Open and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), gathered network industry leaders for a July workshop about “The Software Defined Network – Programmable City.” International participants from industry, academia, local government, and standards bodies joined…  Read More

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Energy Secretary Moniz Honors ESnet’s OSCARS Bandwidth Reservation Service

May 7, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has recognized ESnet staff members with a DOE Secretarial Honor Award for their development of OSCARS, the On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who need to move massive, time-critical data sets around the world. The Secretarial Honor Awards are the department's highest…  Read More

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ESnet, Coalition Partners Announce Global Breakthrough for Software-Defined Networking

May 6, 2015

Menlo Park, Calif., May 6, 2015 – A coalition comprising the Open Networking Operating System (ONOS) Project, the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), Corsa Technology (Corsa), ESnet, AARNet and CSIRO today announced the successful deployment of an ONOS-based software-defined peering router. The router located at AARNet/CSIRO in Australia exchanges routes with the Vandervecken software-defined…  Read More

Twelve of the World’s Leading National R&E Networks Open Doors for International Research

April 28, 2015

BERKELEY, Calif. (April 28, 2015) – Today, twelve leading national research and education networks (NRENs) representing the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe announced the official launch of the second “Enlighten Your Research Global” (EYR-Global) program. This program, which helps accelerate international research collaborations by providing selected proposals with improved networking,…  Read More

ESnet to Demonstrate Science DMZ as a Service, Create Virtual Superfacility at Conference

March 20, 2015

At the twenty-second GENI Engineering Conference being held March 23-26 in Washington, D.C., ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga will lead a demonstration of the Science DMZ as a service and show how the technique for speeding the flow of large datasets can be created on demand. The demonstration, which leverages DOE and NSF research areas, will be presented during the conference plenary session…  Read More

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ESnet Paves Way for HPC 'Superfacility' Real-time Beamline Experiments

March 17, 2015

A collaborative effort linking the Advanced Light Source at Berkeley Lab with supercomputing resources at NERSC and the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility via ESnet is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics research that could transform the way researchers use these facilities and improve scientific productivity in the process.  Read More

Science DMZ-Based Big-Science Pacific Research Platform Debuts at CENIC 2015 Annual Conference

March 9, 2015

LA MIRADA and BERKELEY, CA – Attendees at the CENIC 2015 Annual Conference, “Shaking Things Up,” will be introduced to the Pacific Research Platform, a cutting-edge research infrastructure which will link together the Science DMZs of dozens of top research institutions via three advanced networks: CENIC’s California Research & Education Network (CalREN), the Department of Energy’s…  Read More

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ESnet Opens 40G perfSONAR Host for Network Performance Testing

February 27, 2015

ESnet has deployed the first public 40Gbps production perfSONAR host directly connected to an R&E backbone network, allowing research organizations to test and diagnose the performance of network links up to 40 gigabits per second. The host, located in Boston, Mass., is available to any organization in the R&E (research and education) networking community. More and more, organizations…  Read More

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CENIC Honors ESnet's 100G SDN Testbed with 2015 Innovations in Networking Award

February 26, 2015

LA MIRADA and BERKELEY, CA – The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is being honored by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as a recipient of the 2015 Innovations in Networking Award for High-Performance Research Applications for their 100-Gigabit Software-Defined Networking (100G SDN) Testbed. The ESnet 100G SDN Testbed provides network…  Read More

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perfSONAR Workshop Helps Network Engineers Improve Network Performance for Big Data

January 27, 2015

ESnet's Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski were the featured speakers at “perfSONAR Deployment Best Practices, Architecture, and Moving the Needle,” organized by ESnet and Internet2 and hosted Jan. 21-22 by the Ohio Academic Resources Network.  Read More

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ESnet’s Tierney, Zurawski to Present at Workshop on perfSONAR Best Practices

January 6, 2015

ESnet’s Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski will be the featured speakers at a workshop on “perfSONAR Deployment Best Practices, Architecture, and Moving the Needle.” The Jan. 21-22 workshop, one in a series of Focused Technical Workshops organized by ESnet and Internet2, will be held at the Ohio Supercomputer Center in Columbus. A joint effort between ESnet, Internet2, Indiana University, and…  Read More

Register Now for Cross-Connects Workshop on Managing Cosmology Data

December 18, 2014

Registration is now open for a Feb. 10-11 workshop on “Improving Data Mobility and Management for International Cosmology” to be held in Berkeley. The workshop, one in a series of Cross-Connects workshops, is sponsored the by the Dept. of Energy’s ESnet and Internet2.  Read More

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ESnet Powers NRL’s 100 Gbps Remote I/O Demo at SC14

November 20, 2014

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in collaboration with ESnet, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, the Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago, the Open Cloud Consortium and significant industry support, conducted a 100 gigabits per second remote I/O demonstration at SC14.  Read More

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IT Division’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Diversity Support

October 29, 2014

Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab's IT Division attended the 2014 Technology Exchange conference through support from ESnet.  Read More

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New perfSONAR Release Offers More Network Measurement Data, Increased Security

October 22, 2014

The latest release of perfSONAR, version 3.4, gives network engineers access to more data about network performance as well as increased security protections.   Read More

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Staff to Share Networking Expertise and Accomplishments at Tech Exchange Conference

October 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab staff from ESnet, NERSC and the IT Division will be among the presenters at the 2014 Technology Exchange, a leading technical event in the global research and education networking community. The annual meeting is co-organized by ESnet and Internet2. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis.  Read More

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ESnet Extends 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

October 20, 2014

Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving 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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Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In the Fast Lane

August 26, 2014

In experiments run at the Linac Coherent Light Source, scientists from Berkeley Lab and SLAC used ESnet and NERSC to more quickly achieve a breakthrough in photosynthesis research.  Read More

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SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

August 18, 2014

Scientists from Berkeley Lab’s ALS, CRD and NERSC are teaming up to create new tools for reducing, managing, analyzing and visualizing beamline data. To facilitate this new workflow they tapped ESnet engineers to set up data transfer nodes between three ALS beamlines and NERSC.   Read More

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Weathering the Flood of Big Data in Climate Research

July 11, 2014

ESnet's Eli Dart moved 56 TB of climate data from 21 sites to NERSC, a task that took three months. ​In contrast , it took just two days to transfer the ​raw ​ dataset using Globus ​from NERSC ​ to the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory. (Select image to enlarge.)Big Data, it seems, is everywhere, usually characterized as a Big Problem. But researchers at Lawrence…  Read More

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Computing Sciences Staff to Speak at Climate Data Best Practices Workshop

July 7, 2014

As climate models increase in resolution, the resulting simulations can generate terabytes of data. ESnet and Internet2 are co-organizing a Focused Technical Workshop (FTW) on Climate Science, in collaboration with Indiana University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and hosted by NOAA in Boulder, Colo. The July…  Read More

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Confirmed: Stellar Behemoth Self-Destructs in Type IIb Supernova

May 21, 2014

For the first time, astronomers have direct confirmation that a Wolf-Rayet star died in a violent explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Using the iPTF pipeline, researchers caught supernova SN 2013cu within hours of its explosion. These observations are providing valuable insights into the life and death of the progenitor Wolf-Rayet. These stars are interesting because they enrich galaxies with the heavy chemical elements that eventually become the building blocks for planets and life.   Read More

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ESnet’s Mike Bennett Retiring after 26 Years of Making Key Connections

April 28, 2014

Since he started working at the lab back in 1988, Mike Bennett has found himself in the middle of a number of interesting transitions. But come April 30, he’ll make his last one – transitioning into retirement. When Bennett started as an engineering technologist at the Bevatron, one end of the control room was filled with analog equipment featuring knobs, dials, oscilloscopes and other…  Read More

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100 Gbps Test Link Sets Pace for Faster Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers

April 4, 2014

Data transfers from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland to sites in the U.S. have historically taken different paths – 15 in all – via 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) links separately managed by three research networks in the U.S. and Europe. So what would happen if those massive datasets were instead transferred using a single 100 Gbps connection?  That was the thinking behind an…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Present at Internet2's 2014 Global Summit

April 3, 2014

About 800 networking experts from across the country and around the world are meeting April 6-11in Denver for Internet2’s annual “Global Summit,” a weeklong series of presentations, discussions and meetings aimed at improving the performance of research and education networks. The name of the conference, formerly the Internet2 Members Meeting, was chosen to reflect the increasingly…  Read More

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Democratizing Science With High Speed Networks

March 17, 2014

For the first time, data collected and analyzed by a very remote user of National Center for Electron Microcopy (NCEM) via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has been published. As a result, many scientists are optimistic about the future of remote microscopy for DOE supported science.   Read More

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Deployments of Network Monitoring Software perfSONAR Hit 1,000

January 27, 2014

In January 2014, perfSONAR reached a milestone with 1,000 instances of the diagnostic software installed on networking hosts around the U.S. and in 13 other countries. perfSONAR is a joint effort between the ESnet, Fermilab and SLAC; and Georgia Tech, Indiana University, Internet2 and the University of Delaware.   Read More