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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

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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

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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, shuang.yu@ieee.org 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

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IEEE Communications Magazine Focuses on Hybrid Networking: Special Issue Features 3 ESnet Co-authored Articles

May 1, 2011

IEEE Communications Magazine's May issue focused on trends in hybrid networking. This special issue includes three ESnet co-authored articles, now downloadable from our website.   Hybrid Networks: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges from the ESnet4 Experience, shares lessons learned from operating a hybrid infrastructure consisting of separate IP-routed and dynamic circuit services. As …  Read More

OSCARS 0.6A Bandwidth Reservation Software Now Ready for Download and Testing

April 21, 2011

ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance networking facility managed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced today that an alpha version 0.6 of its On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) is now available for download and testing by the user community. OSCARS software allows users to make dynamic, guaranteed bandwidth reservations to create…  Read More

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Patrick Dorn is New ESnet Network Engineer

March 28, 2011

Patrick Dorn has joined ESnet as a network engineer, and will be based in Illinois. His responsibilities within the Network Engineering Group will include configuration and management of ESnet devices, internal tool development, and general network engineering duties.  Read More

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Gopal Vaswani Joins ESnet

February 28, 2011

Gopal Vaswani has joined ESnet’s Network Engineering Group as a computer systems engineer, where he will help conceptualize and develop tools and services for the network’s infrastructure.   Read More

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Michael Sinatra Joins ESnet

February 1, 2011

Michael Sinatra has joined ESnet's Network Engineering Group. His mission at ESnet will be to help Department of Energy Labs transition to IPv6, work on ESnet’s Domain Name Security (DNS) and its extensions (DNSSEC), as well as perform general network engineering duties.  Read More

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Sowmya Balasubramanian joins ESnet

May 28, 2010

As the newest member of the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Sowmya Balasubramanian will be working with an international collaboration to develop and maintain perfSONAR (PERFormance Service Oriented Network monitoring ARchitecture), a network testing and troubleshooting system.  Read More