ESnet News


PerfSONAR Helps Accelerate Big Science Collaborations

April 28, 2009

In the arena of high-performance networking, it’s easy to track down “hard failures” such as when someone breaks or cuts through a fiber link. But identifying “soft failures,” like dirty fibers or router processor overload, is challenging. Such soft failures still allow network packets to get through, but can cause a network to run 10 times slower than it should and also account for the…  Read More


ESnet Connects STAR to Asian Collaborators

April 28, 2009

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Korea Research Environment Open Network2 and the Global Ring Network for Advanced Applications Development achieved a sustained data transfer rate of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps), equivalent to transporting 120 minutes of video per second, between the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York and the Korea Institute of Science and…  Read More


Department of Energy's ESnet Wins 2009 Excellence.Gov Award for Effectively Leveraging Technology

April 16, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), a high-speed network linking tens of thousands of researchers around the nation, was honored on April 14, 2009 with an Excellence.Gov award for its achievements in leveraging technology. The Excellence.Gov awards are sponsored by the Industry Advisory Council's (IAC) Collaboration and Transformation Shared…  Read More


ESnet Update: Hardware Upgrades to Regional Network Sites

March 30, 2009

Throughout February and March, ESnet engineers continued to upgrade hardware and network capabilities at its regional network sites across the country. Upgrades to the Bay Area Metropolitan Area Network (BAMAN) were completed earlier this month when Cisco routers at NERSC’s Oakland Scientific Facility and the Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek were replaced with hardware from Juniper’s MX…  Read More