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After 33 Years at ESnet, Jim Gagliardi Retires

June 4, 2012

After a 33 year career at ESnet, Jim Gagliardi is looking forward to traveling with his wife Sandy, spoiling their grandchildren and spending more time on his hobbies of fishing, woodworking and following college and pro football.  Read More

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Joe Burrescia to Step Back from Working at 100 Gbps, Take Things a Little Slower

June 4, 2012

Since he joined ESnet 20 years ago, Joe Burrescia has seen the pace of work speed up dramatically, from the then-blazing transfer rate of 1.5 megabits per second to today’s 100 gigabits per second. But through all the speedups, development of new services and international collaborations, Burrescia said the one constant has been ESnet’s commitment to its core values.  Read More

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R&E Networks As Instruments for Discovery, Not Just Infrastructure

May 28, 2012

Gregory Bell, ESnet: “In the future, we’ll think of R&E networks as instruments for discovery, not just infrastructures”  Read More

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ESnet to Share Expertise at Europe’s Premier Networking Conference

May 10, 2012

ESnet staff members Eric Pouyoul, Jon Dugan and Bill Johnston are among the speakers scheduled to present at the 2012 TERENA Networking Conference to be held May 21-24 in Reykjavík, Iceland. The conference, sponsored by the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association, is the largest and most prestigious European research networking conference.  Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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