ESnet News

ESnet Advanced Networking For Science

September 1, 2008

Researchers around the world using advanced computing for scientific discovery are connected via the DOE-operated Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). By providing a reliable, high-performance communications infrastructure, ESnet facilitates the large-scale, collaborative science endeavors fundamental to Office of Science…  Read More


ESnet Names Steve Cotter to Head Network Serving Scientists around the Globe

August 11, 2008

Steve Cotter, who has 10 years of experience in designing and deploying research and commercial networks at the national and international scale, has been named as the new head of ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-speed network supporting science around the world. Cotter, who most recently served as Google’s network deployment manager for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, assumes his…  Read More


Bill Johnston Looks Back on Career as he Prepares to Step Down as Head of ESnet

April 2, 2008

In a few months, Bill Johnston of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory will step down as head of ESnet, the Department of Energy’s international network that provides high bandwidth networking to tens of thousands of researchers around the world. In a career that began in the 1970s and has included seminal work in networking, distributed computing, the Grid, and even crossing paths with Al…  Read More

FasterData Site Offers Tips for Making Data Transfer Easy

December 11, 2007

 ESnet has launched a new web site aimed at providing users tips and tools on ensuring a trouble-free transfer of large amounts of data over scientific networks. The site, at, is a handy, step-by-step guide on how to configure computers to optimize file transfer speed, select the proper software and monitor the data movement. Brian Tierney of ESnet developed the site in…  Read More

New OSCARS Circuits Provisioning Service Featured at Conference

November 21, 2007

 ESnet and its network partners from the United States and Europe treated SC07 attendees with demonstrations of the next-generation science network and services that provide a more responsive and faster transfer of scientific data across many domains. The supercomputing conference demonstrations, splashed across large screens at the Internet2 booth, showed gigabytes of data moving among various…  Read More

ESnet and Internet2 Complete Next-Generation Network

November 5, 2007

 ESnet and Internet2 – two of the nation’s leading research networks — announced in November that they have completed five interconnected rings, each consisting of one or more 10-gigabit-per-second (Gbps) paths, that form a coast-to-coast network that is the backbone of DOE’s next-generation scientific network.  Called ESnet4, the new network built by this partnership is a highly…  Read More