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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

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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

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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

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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

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ESnet Celebrates World IPv6 Launch

June 6, 2012

On Wednesday, a new Internet began. A new address system, called IPv6, is making the the web faster, and enabling us to do things that were not possible until now.   Read More

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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