ESnet News


GreenTouch Consortium Passes 50-Member Milestone, Adds Seven New Members

October 4, 2011

AMSTERDAM ‒ Oct. 4, 2011 ‒ GreenTouch™, a global industry initiative dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000, today announced that seven new organizations have joined the consortium, bringing the total number of member organizations to 53, and involving more than 300 individual participants.  Read More


Found: 'Supernova of a Generation'

August 25, 2011

A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.  The finding of such a supernova so early and so close has energized the…  Read More


New ESnet Portal Provides Real Time Insight into Network’s Inner Workings

August 10, 2011

As science becomes increasingly data-driven and collaborative across geographic borders, researchers’ dependence on fast and reliable networks is growing. Until now, researchers as well as the IT staff that support their institutions have had limited ability to understand the performance of the various networks they rely on. Network performance issues can significantly impede scientists’…  Read More

Leading Network Lights Lend Expertise to DOE’s ESnet

July 14, 2011

Seven of the leading lights in the global networking community have accepted invitations to serve on a policy board for the Department of Energy’s ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network. Established in 1986, ESnet connects thousands of scientists at 40 DOE research sites, providing reliable networking and services in support of DOE’s science missions. The appointment of a policy board comes at an…  Read More


Moving Data at the Speed of Science: Berkeley Lab Lays Foundation for 100 Gbps Prototype Network

July 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced a major step toward creating one of the world’s fastest scientific networks to accelerate research in fields ranging from advanced energy solutions to particle physics. Known as the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), the effort represents a $62 million multi-year investment by the DOE Office of…  Read More

ESnet & NEC Demo OSCARS and OpenFlow for End-to-End Network Virtualization at Summer 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

July 11, 2011

Media Contacts:  John Wise, NEC Corporation of America, (214) 262-6384, Jon Bashor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (510) 486-5849, FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- ESnet’s Inder Monga and Dr. Samrat Ganguly of NEC Corporation of America (NEC) showed powerful and elegant new techniques for laboratories, universities, and industry to integrate end-to-end network…  Read More


ESnet’s Michael Collins Now Planning Next Stage--Retirement

July 6, 2011

In his 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors, Michael Collins said one of the most important things he’s learned is how important it is to carefully make a plan—and then follow it. That approach worked when ESnet was formed by combining two separate networks, when the national network was built, and each time a new technology was introduced to upgrade the network and related services. Job…  Read More


ESnet’s OSCARS Selected for Honorable Mention by U.C. 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award

June 14, 2011

Berkeley, CA —The University of California Information Technology Leadership Council has announced that ESnet’s On-Demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System (OSCARS) was selected for honorable mention in the 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award Program. The Larry L. Sautter Award was established in 2000 to encourage and recognize innovative deployment of information technology in support of the…  Read More


Kevin Oberman Engineered Engaging Career at ESnet

June 13, 2011

Fortunately, Kevin Oberman’s career path has been marked by surprising events trumping his expectations and plans, leading to a 37-year career in networking and engineering first at Lawrence Livermore and then at Berkeley Lab as a senior network engineer with ESnet. For example, he joined ESnet in 1994 when the network was still managed by NERSC and both were located at LLNL. The next year, DOE…  Read More

IEEE 802.3TM Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc Group Launched

May 9, 2011

Contact: Shuang Yu, IEEE-SA Marketing Manager +1 732-981-3424, IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections program seeks contributions from across industries in appraising ongoing bandwidth needs for Ethernet wireline applications. INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, N.V., USA, 9 MAY 2011 – IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today…  Read More