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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

Berkeley Lab to Develop World’s Fastest Computer Network

August 10, 2009

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 networking…  Read More

ESnet's OSCARS Allows Users to Reserve Bandwidth

July 31, 2009

Most network traffic is transmitted on a “best effort” basis, meaning that there's a pretty good chance the packets will arrive as intended. But for the Department of Energy (DOE) researchers around the world who are sharing massive scientific datasets, the “best” just isn't good enough. Now, researchers can reserve bandwidth on Energy Sciences Network's (ESnet) circuit-oriented Science…  Read More

Energy gets jump on implementing DNS security on ESnet research network

July 23, 2009

The Energy Department has started implementing Domain Name System Security Extensions on its high-performance Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), using a commercial appliance to digitally sign DNS records and manage cryptographic keys. The first zones on the network were signed July 8 and it will be at least another month before necessary software updates and testing are completed, and signed…  Read More