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Berkeley Lab Climate Software Honored for Pattern Recognition Advances

September 21, 2015

The Toolkit for Extreme Climate Analysis (TECA), developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to help climate researchers detect extreme weather events in large datasets, has been recognized for its achievements in solving large-scale pattern recognition problems. “TECA: Petascale Pattern Recognition for Climate Science,” a paper presented by scientists from Berkeley Lab and Argonne…  Read More


ESnet’s Science DMZ Breaks Down Barriers, Speeds up Science

September 17, 2015

From individual universities around the country to a consortium of research institutions stretching the length of the west coast, networking teams are deploying an infrastructure architecture known as the Science DMZ to help researchers make productive use of ever-increasing data flows.  Read More


Science DMZ Fuels Fusion Research

September 17, 2015

On an international scale, the Science DMZ is playing a critical role in magnetic fusion research. In July, scientists at General Atomics in San Diego successfully remotely controlled experiments running on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei, China.  Read More


Science DMZ Opens Doors to More Science, More Collaboration

September 17, 2015

Science DMZ Special Report Back to Main Story Case Study: General Atomics At the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the campus’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the campus network staff have deployed a Science DMZ which has turned the facility into a virtual beehive of collaborative research. Several years ago, the university IT staff began to see problems with large…  Read More


Five LBNL Computing Staff, including ESnet's Eli Dart, Honored by Berkeley Lab Director for Exceptional Achievement

September 15, 2015

Five employees in the Computing Sciences organization, including ESnet Network Engineer Eli Dart, are recipients of this year’s Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement, which were announced on Friday,  Sept. 11. The honorees will be recognized at a future Lab awards ceremony and reception. “It’s very gratifying to see labwide acknowledgement of the contributions that…  Read More

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NERSC's ‘Shifter’ Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

August 11, 2015

To facilitate the use of container-based computing in HPC, NERSC is enabling Docker-like container technology on its systems through its new, customized - and soon to be open source - software package, Shifter.   Read More


Congress Members, Staff Turn Out for ESnet’s Congressional Briefing on Science Networking

July 29, 2015

More than 60 people, including two members of Congress and dozens of staffers, turned out for a special one-hour briefing on the critical role of networking in advancing scientific discovery in academia, industry and national laboratories.  Read More


Summer Student's Safrzone App Speaks up for Safety of Women and Girls

July 28, 2015

An undergraduate student at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, and currently a summer student working for ESnet at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sartaj Singh Baveja and his team developed an android app—Safrzone—while participating in the recent CHIMEHACK2 “hackathon” event in San Francisco. A two-day hackathon held at Twitter’s San Franciso…  Read More


Inder Monga Speaks at Workshop on SDN’s Role in Developing Smart Cities

July 8, 2015

Bristol, U.K. – Bristol Is Open and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open Software-Defined Networking (SDN), gathered network industry leaders for a July workshop about “The Software Defined Network – Programmable City.” International participants from industry, academia, local government, and standards bodies joined…  Read More


Energy Secretary Moniz Honors ESnet’s OSCARS Bandwidth Reservation Service

May 7, 2015

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has recognized ESnet staff members with a DOE Secretarial Honor Award for their development of OSCARS, the On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who need to move massive, time-critical data sets around the world. The Secretarial Honor Awards are the department's highest…  Read More