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CENIC and ESnet Connect at 100 Gigabits per Second

April 30, 2013

The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) have announced a 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) link between their networks at the Sunnyvale backbone node of CENIC’s California Research and Education Network (CalREN).  Between them, CENIC and ESnet serve some of the most advanced and innovative research institutions in the world, including universities, national laboratories, supercomputing centers and… Read More »

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ESnet and Partners to Create First 100 Gbps Research Link Across Atlantic

April 24, 2013

Six of the world’s leading research and education networks – ESnet, Internet2, NORDUnet, SURFnet, CANARIE and GÉANT – have announced their intent to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for research and education. Read More »

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Open Networking Foundation Selects ESnet’s Inder Monga as one of 12 Research Associates

April 22, 2013

 The Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Software-Defined Networking (SDN), has announced the appointment of 12 Research Associates to the organization. ESnet Chief Technologist Inder Monga is one of nine new industry thought leaders named as a Research Associate for the coming year. The Research Associates are identified by ONF as being especially active in the SDN space, to the degree that they should be helping ONF produce its products rather… Read More »

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ESnet’s Work in SDN, Energy Efficiency Highlighted at Global Networking Conference

March 28, 2013

ESnet’s contribution to the global networking community continues to gain momentum, most recently going up a notch or two with a series of talks, vendor presentations and a demo at OFC/NFOEC 2013, the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, held March 17-21 in Los Angeles. Read More »

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ESnet’s FasterData Site Is Popular International Destination in Data-Driven World

March 12, 2013

For the past 15 years or so, ESnet’s Brian Tierney has maintained FasterData.es.net, an online repository of tips and tricks for improving network performance. Last year, 83,649 unique visitors landed at FasterData, making 120,776 visits and viewing 213,151 pages. Read More »

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CS Staff to Share Strategies, Expertise at 100G and Beyond Workshop

February 25, 2013

ESnet, Calit2 and CENIC are convening the 100G and Beyond Workshop on the UC San Diego campus to examine the ways in which 100 Gpbs networking will impact applications in many areas, including science, health care, and media arts applications. Read More »

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ESnet Contributes Ideas for Energy-Efficient Networking at International Roundtable at UCSB

February 15, 2013

Since he joined ESnet in 2009, Inder Monga has been advocating approaches to assess and improve the energy efficiency of the national network. So when 27 of the world’s leading thinkers in energy-efficient networking gathered Feb. 7-8 in Santa Barbara, it wasn’t surprising that ESnet’s Chief Technologist Monga was among those invited to share their ideas.  The day-and-a-half discussion on “ICT core networks: towards a scalable, energy-efficient future” was an invitation-only meeting,… Read More »

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A Massive Stellar Burst, Before the Supernova

February 6, 2013 | Tags: Astrophysics, HPWREN

An automated supernova hunt is shedding new light on the death sequence of massive stars—specifically, the kind that self-destruct in Type IIn supernova explosions. Read More »

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ESnet, Globus Online and IU Demonstrate more Reliable Data Transfers

January 24, 2013

 A collaboration between the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) and Globus Online, together with Indiana University (IU), is already producing proof-of-concept demonstrations of moving large scientific datasets. As a lead-up to TIP2013, an international networking conference held from Jan. 13-18 in Hawaii, experts from ESnet, Globus Online and IU demonstrated the integration of three critical data transfer technologies: ESnet’s OSCARS (On-Demand Secure Circuits and… Read More »

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ESnet’s New Map Gives Up-to-the-Minute Network Data

January 16, 2013 | Tags: ESnet News

A new interactive map developed by the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) provides a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the level of traffic traversing the various sections of the network as it connects 40 research sites around the country. ESnet is currently the world’s fastest coast-to-coast science network with a national backbone with 100 gigabit-per-second capability. This new network, which entered production use in November 2012, is depicted graphically… Read More »