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HPC Source Profiles ESnet's Chin Guok

March 19, 2013

When HPC Source magazine contacted Berkeley Lab for suggestions on who to profile as an HPC innovator, ESnet network engineer Chin Guok fit the bill. Guok is the technical lead for OSCARS, ESnet’s On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System. OSCARS allows users to quickly configure multi-domain, high-bandwidth virtual circuits that guarantee end-to-end network data transfer…  Read More

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…  Read More

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A Massive Stellar Burst, Before the Supernova

February 6, 2013

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…  Read More

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

January 16, 2013

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.  Read More

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ESnet Contributes to Breakthroughs of the Year

January 14, 2013

Every year,Sciencemagazine editors and staff sift through numerous scientific accomplishments and ultimately crown one “Breakthrough of the Year.” Of the top 10 finalists for 2012, ESnet provided critical network support for two accomplishments, including the winner.  Read More

ESnet Named One of Top Government IT Innovators – Again

January 9, 2013

For the second time in four years, ESnet has been named one of the year’s top government IT innovators by InformationWeek Government magazine. In late 2012, the magazine announced its top 15 innovators in government IT, with ESnet cited for its new 100 gigabit-per-second nationwide network funded as the Advanced Networking Initiative and launched into full production in November 2012. “When…  Read More

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Susan Lucas Named ESnet’s Deputy Director for Operations

January 7, 2013

Susan Lucas has been named as the new Scientific Networking Division (SND) Deputy Director for Operations, SND and ESnet Director Greg Bell announced Jan. 6. Lucas, whose appointment is effective Jan. 14, worked at the Joint Genome Institute as head of the Production Department, as well as leader of the Strategic Planning, Operations, and Capabilities Group. “Our selection committee reviewed…  Read More