ESnet News


Department of Energy’s ESnet Revving up to Unleash 100 Gbps National Science Network

October 24, 2012

Under the current schedule, the switchover to ESnet5 will be done in November 2012, with different regions being migrated in sequence.  Read More


ESnet Lights up First Superfast Science Data Network

October 16, 2012

Writing in the October issue of IEEE Spectrum, Ariel Bleicher describes the science drivers behind ESnet’s move to a 100 gigabit-per-second network. “When the new 100-gigabit-per-second Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) goes live next month, it will be the world’s fastest continent-spanning science network. But this distinction will probably be temporary: Research networks around the world…  Read More


End-to-End Network Tuning Sends Data Screaming from NERSC to NOAA

September 21, 2012

As an associate scientist in the Earth System Research Lab at NOAA, Gary Bates has transferred hundreds of thousands of files for a weather forecasting project. Earlier this year, ESnet staff helped him transfer 170 terabytes of data from NERSC in Oakland, Ca back to NOAA in Boulder, Co at a whopping rate of 395 megabytes per second.   Read More


Now Accepting Applications for Alvarez Fellowship

September 17, 2012

Apply now for the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Science, sponsored by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Computing Sciences Directorate. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits.  Read More


At 100 Gbps, ESnet Puts Network Research on Fast Track

September 12, 2012

Brian Tierney, who leads ESnet’s Advanced Networking Technologies Group, talks about the facility's 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) testbed in this Q&A for HPCwire.  Read More


Webinar: Using Globus Online for ESnet Users

August 29, 2012

Staff from ESnet, DOE’s high-speed science network, and Globus Online, a fast, reliable file transfer service, will offer a free webinar on how ESnet users can more easily transfer data. The free webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 (Pacific time). To register, go to  Read More


Supernovae of the Same Brightness, Cut from Different Cosmic Cloth

August 23, 2012

The Palomar Transient Factory team presented historic observations of a rare Type 1a supernova progenitor system in an August issue of Science. As the observations are taken, the data traveled more than 400 miles via high-speed networks—including the National Science Foundation’s High Performance Wireless Research and Education Network and ESnet—to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center.  Read More


Earth System Grid Federation: A Modern Day ‘Silk Road’ for Climate Data

July 30, 2012

Approximately 25,000 researchers from 2,700 sites in 19 different countries are sharing data and tools via the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF), and ESnet engineers are working hard to ensure that this information travels reliably from end-to-end.  Read More


Berkeley Lab Names Greg Bell as Director of New Scientific Networking Division

June 13, 2012

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced that Gregory Bell has been named director of the Scientific Networking Division, and head of the U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet, or Energy Sciences Network.   Read More


Defining the Healthy Human Microbiome

June 13, 2012

The human microbiome’s exact function, good and bad, is poorly understood. But that could all change now that the normal microbial make-up of healthy humans has been mapped for the first time.  Read More