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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

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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

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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

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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

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New Scientific Networking Division Created as Home to ESnet

November 21, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network will become the core of the newest scientific division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator. The change comes as ESnet Department Head Steve Cotter announced he has accepted a position in New Zealand as Chief Executive Officer of REANNZ, the Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd.  Read More

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Three DOE Labs Now Connected With Ultra-High Speed Network That is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers

November 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now supporting scientific research at unprecedented bandwidth speeds – at least ten times faster than commercial Internet providers – with a new network that connects thousands of researchers using three of the world’s top supercomputing centers in California, Illinois and Tennessee. The new network will be officially…  Read More

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Energy Efficiency Events at SC11

November 10, 2011

Visit ESnet at the Berkeley Lab booth #512 at the Supercomputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle. Contact Inder Monga at imonga@es.net to set up an appointment to talk about green networking collaboration ideas. SC11 Events ESnet is co-organizing a SC11 workshop: “Data Centers Have Gone Green (Or Haven't They?)  When Will Networks Follow?”9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13Organizers:…  Read More

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ESnet Celebrates 25th Anniversary at SC11

November 10, 2011

This SC is very special for ESnet as we mark a quarter century of serving science. Join us in the Berkeley Lab booth (512) as we celebrate our proud history and look forward to new horizons with demos, workshops, roundtables and a special toast. Sunday, November 13 “Data Centers Have Gone Green (Or Haven't They?) When Will Networks Follow?” Sunday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Grand…  Read More

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ESnet, Orange Silicon Valley, and Bay Microsystems Demonstrate the World’s First Long Distance 40Gbps RDMA Data Transfer

October 25, 2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, BERKELEY AND FREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2011) – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Orange Silicon Valley and Bay Microsystems have collaborated to showcase the world’s first 40 Gbps (gigabits per second) wide area network demonstration of RDMA over InfiniBand. RDMA, or Remote Direct Memory Access, is an alternative model to TCP/IP…  Read More

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ESnet and LGS Deploy Alcatel-Lucent Routers for New 100G Network

October 19, 2011

LGS Innovations today announced it is teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) to build a nationwide 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet (100GE) network that will accommodate ESnet's anticipated tenfold increase in science data traffic volume over the next four years and beyond. The network will support research efforts that will enable scientists to …  Read More