ESnet News


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Winter 2012 Joint Techs Conference Announces Four Focus Areas

December 14, 2011

Ann Arbor, Mich. and Berkeley, Calif.—The Winter 2012 Joint Techs conference, the premier international conference of network engineers, will focus on software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, emerging technologies, and infrastructure support for data-intensive science.  The meeting, co-sponsored by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and Internet2, will be held…  Read More