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IEEE Launches New Standard for 40/100GE

May 26, 2010

IEEE, the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology, today announced the ratification of IEEE 802.3ba 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Ethernet  Read More

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NERSC, ESnet and JGI Explore Hardware as a Service

April 30, 2010

The National Energy Research Scientific Computing (NERSC) Division, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Joint Genome Institute (JGI) facilities at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), are showing that a "hardware as a service" model, where computing resources are provisioned as needed, could be quickly deployed to meet the computing demands of the research community.  Read More

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ESnet Reaches First Milestone in ANI Deployment with Infinera DWDM Installation

April 26, 2010

In March of this year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) completed the first milestone in constructing its Advanced Network Initiative (ANI) testbed by installing Infinera's dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) equipment. DWDM refers to optical networking systems that can send large volumes of data over multiple wavelengths of light on a single fiber.  Read More

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Gregory Bell Joins ESnet as Chief Information Strategist

April 22, 2010

Gregory Bell has joined the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) as chief information strategist. In this newly formed position, Bell will integrate emerging technologies into the ESnet infrastructure, work with team members to develop guidance on complex IT issues, and drive collaboration across the organization in support of a shared vision.  Read More

ESnet Collaborates with SURFnet, NORDUnet to Create Network Research Framework

March 9, 2010

Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the high speed network connecting thousands of Department of Energy scientists and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is embarking on a cooperative research effort with SURFnet, the national computer network for higher education and research in the Netherlands, and Scandinavian research network NORDUnet to explore potential synergies between the unique technical knowledge and expertise that each organization has to offer.  Read More

ESnet Gets a Jump on Implementing DNS Security

January 6, 2010

The Department of Energy (DOE) has finished implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) to its high-performance Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) using a commercial appliance to digitally sign Domain Name System records and manage cryptographic keys.   Read More

StarGate Demo at SC09 Shows How to Keep Astrophysics Data Out of Archival "Black Holes"

November 20, 2009

PORTLAND, Ore.—As both an astrophysicist and director of the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), Mike Norman understands two common perspectives on archiving massive scientific datasets. During a live demonstration at the SC09 conference of streaming data simulating cosmic structures of the early universe, Norman said that some center directors view their data archives as "black holes,"…  Read More

ESnet Honored as One of Top 10 Government IT Innovators (LBNL Computing Sciences News)

September 16, 2009

BERKELEY, CA — Once a year, InformationWeek magazine honors the most innovative players in the field of information technology, including the top 10 government agency innovators. And on Sept. 14, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) was recognized as a member of this select group for its work helping thousands of researchers worldwide manage the massive…  Read More

InformationWeek 500: 10 Government Organizations That Understand IT Innovation

September 15, 2009

IT professionals in government, as in all industries, are under pressure. Sure, resources are tight, and legacy IT systems and processes are the norm, but there's also a growing expectation among the public that government agencies be more transparent and efficient and that their services be Web-enabled. What are government IT organizations to do? Many are getting creative in how they apply …  Read More

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Berkeley Lab’s ESnet Receives $62 Million to Develop World’s Fastest Computer Network

August 10, 2009

BERKELEY, CA — As scientists in a wide variety of disciplines increasingly rely on supercomputers and collaboration with colleagues around the world to advance their research, managing and sharing the mountain of data generated by their investigations will soon become a choking point. In order to facilitate such data-intensive research, ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance…  Read More