The Network

 A Nationwide Platform for Science Discovery

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is a high-performance, unclassified national network built to support scientific research. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science (SC) and managed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides services to more than 50 DOE research sites, including the entire National Laboratory system, its supercomputing facilities, and its major scientific instruments. ESnet also peers with more than 270 research and commercial networks, permitting DOE-funded scientists to productively collaborate with partners around the world.

ESnet6 Network Map with Legend

ESnet's nationwide backbone connects scientists across the U.S. and around the globe. (Select image to enlarge.) »Download the full-size ESnet network map.

Network Maps

Current and past maps tracing ESnet's networks to laboratories across the United States.  Read More

Network Facts and Stats

Between Data and Discovery, There is a Network ESnet is the Department of Energy’s dedicated science network, helping researchers meet their goals from experiment to discovery. 15,000 Times Faster than a Home Network ESnet is the world’s fastest science network. While home network speeds average 6.6 megabits per second, ESnet can move data at 100 gigabits per second. Thanks to ESnet’s…  Read More

Connected Sites

The ESnet high-speed network directly supports the research of thousands of Department of Energy scientists at over 40 institutions as well as connects them to more than 100 other research and education networks, see this page for more details...  Read More

Peering Connections

This page contains General information and IP addresses for Peering exchange points  Read More