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Leading Network Lights Lend Expertise to DOE’s ESnet

July 14, 2011

Seven of the leading lights in the global networking community have accepted invitations to serve on a policy board for the Department of Energy’s ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network. Established in 1986, ESnet connects thousands of scientists at 40 DOE research sites, providing reliable networking and services in support of DOE’s science missions. The appointment of a policy board comes at an…  Read More

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Moving Data at the Speed of Science: Berkeley Lab Lays Foundation for 100 Gbps Prototype Network

July 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced a major step toward creating one of the world’s fastest scientific networks to accelerate research in fields ranging from advanced energy solutions to particle physics. Known as the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), the effort represents a $62 million multi-year investment by the DOE Office of…  Read More

ESnet & NEC Demo OSCARS and OpenFlow for End-to-End Network Virtualization at Summer 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

July 11, 2011

Media Contacts:  John Wise, NEC Corporation of America, (214) 262-6384, john.wise@necam.com Jon Bashor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (510) 486-5849, jbashor@lbl.gov FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- ESnet’s Inder Monga and Dr. Samrat Ganguly of NEC Corporation of America (NEC) showed powerful and elegant new techniques for laboratories, universities, and industry to integrate end-to-end network…  Read More

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ESnet’s Michael Collins Now Planning Next Stage--Retirement

July 6, 2011

In his 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors, Michael Collins said one of the most important things he’s learned is how important it is to carefully make a plan—and then follow it. That approach worked when ESnet was formed by combining two separate networks, when the national network was built, and each time a new technology was introduced to upgrade the network and related services. Job…  Read More

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ESnet’s OSCARS Selected for Honorable Mention by U.C. 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award

June 14, 2011

Berkeley, CA —The University of California Information Technology Leadership Council has announced that ESnet’s On-Demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System (OSCARS) was selected for honorable mention in the 2011 Larry L. Sautter Award Program. The Larry L. Sautter Award was established in 2000 to encourage and recognize innovative deployment of information technology in support of the…  Read More

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Kevin Oberman Engineered Engaging Career at ESnet

June 13, 2011

Fortunately, Kevin Oberman’s career path has been marked by surprising events trumping his expectations and plans, leading to a 37-year career in networking and engineering first at Lawrence Livermore and then at Berkeley Lab as a senior network engineer with ESnet. For example, he joined ESnet in 1994 when the network was still managed by NERSC and both were located at LLNL. The next year, DOE…  Read More

IEEE 802.3TM Ethernet Bandwidth Assessment Ad Hoc Group Launched

May 9, 2011

Contact: Shuang Yu, IEEE-SA Marketing Manager +1 732-981-3424, shuang.yu@ieee.org IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections program seeks contributions from across industries in appraising ongoing bandwidth needs for Ethernet wireline applications. INTEROP, LAS VEGAS, N.V., USA, 9 MAY 2011 – IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today…  Read More

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IEEE Communications Magazine Focuses on Hybrid Networking: Special Issue Features 3 ESnet Co-authored Articles

May 1, 2011

IEEE Communications Magazine's May issue focused on trends in hybrid networking. This special issue includes three ESnet co-authored articles, now downloadable from our website.   Hybrid Networks: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges from the ESnet4 Experience, shares lessons learned from operating a hybrid infrastructure consisting of separate IP-routed and dynamic circuit services. As …  Read More

OSCARS 0.6A Bandwidth Reservation Software Now Ready for Download and Testing

April 21, 2011

ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance networking facility managed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, announced today that an alpha version 0.6 of its On-Demand Secure Circuits and Advance Reservation System (OSCARS) is now available for download and testing by the user community. OSCARS software allows users to make dynamic, guaranteed bandwidth reservations to create…  Read More

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Patrick Dorn is New ESnet Network Engineer

March 28, 2011

Patrick Dorn has joined ESnet as a network engineer, and will be based in Illinois. His responsibilities within the Network Engineering Group will include configuration and management of ESnet devices, internal tool development, and general network engineering duties.  Read More