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ESnet’s OSCARS Software Automation System Gets Major Upgrade to Meet Future Complex Data Challenges

February 9, 2024

The software automation system OSCARS, one of the key innovations powering ESnet’s high-speed network for Department of Energy–funded scientific research, has just gotten a major update: OSCARS 1.1, which is designed to take advantage of the capabilities offered by ESnet6, the latest iteration of the network.   Read More

ESnet Announces First Trans-Atlantic Subsea Spectrum Agreement

February 6, 2024

ESnet has signed a long-term lease agreement with Aqua Comms for 25% of a fiber pair linking New York, Dublin, and London — ESnet's first trans-Atlantic spectrum acquisition.  Read More

ESnet Releases New Version of iperf, Network Performance Measurement Tool

January 3, 2024

In late November, ESnet released iperf-3.16, a significant new version of the open-source network performance measurement tool iperf3. Part of perfSONAR, iperf3 can also be used as a stand-alone tool for measuring network performance in general. The new version gives better insights into high-speed network behaviors.  Read More

ESnet’s Confab23 Takes a Deep Dive into the Integrated Research Infrastructure

December 12, 2023

At Confab23, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)'s second annual user-community gathering, more than 160 domain scientists, computer scientists, network engineers, DOE program managers, and user facility staff came together for meaningful conversations, idea exchange, and collaboration.  Read More

ESnet SCinet Volunteers Help Create World’s Most Powerful Temporary Network

November 6, 2023

In just a few days, the world’s fastest and most powerful volunteer-built network will go live at SC in Denver. SCinet will achieve record speeds of up to 6.71 Tbps. The goal of SCinet's nearly 200 volunteers is to push the boundaries of networking technologies by supporting leading-edge workshops, demos, and collaborations.   Read More

ESnet Turns on 400G Circuits to Four DOE National Labs, Supercharging Multi-Site Scientific Research

October 25, 2023

Argonne, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and NERSC are first to have access to cutting-edge networking speeds — with more on the way.  Read More

Berkeley Lab to Partner with Jefferson Lab to Build $300+ Million High Performance Data Facility Hub

October 16, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) as the lead for its new High Performance Data Facility Hub. Jefferson Lab will partner with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to form a joint project team led by Jefferson Lab.  Read More

ESnet Releases First Annual Report

October 13, 2023

The 2022 Annual Report showcases the year’s major milestones, operational and applied research breakthroughs, and scientific partnerships.  Read More

ESnet Requirements Review Program Through the IRI Lens

October 13, 2023

Guided by the Integrated Research Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint, ESnet staff undertook a meta-analysis of ESnet’s recent Requirements Review reports, looking for the three IRI Science Patterns, the broad classes of integrated research workflows with common driving features identified in the IRI framework.   Read More

Two Emerging Leaders Are Networking for Their Future at ESnet

October 12, 2023

ESnet staff are sharing not only software tips but management strategies with TechWomen participants from Kazakhstan and Morocco  Read More

ESnet and SURF Offer Hands-On Network Orchestration Lessons at TNC23

August 15, 2023

A sizable delegation from ESnet participated in TNC23 to share with and learn from their peers through multiple presentations, demos, and workshops, including “From Zero to Orchestrated—A Workflow Orchestrator Workshop” organized by ESnet's Chris Cummings and SURFnet's Hans Trompert and Peter Boers.  Read More

ESnet’s EinR Summer Interns Are Visualizing Their Path to a STEM Career

July 26, 2023

Among this summer’s cohort of 53 Experiences in Research high school interns are three from Hawai'i and two from the Bay Area who are working on similar but different network data visualization projects for ESnet.  Read More

ESnet Launches Cloud Connect Service to Support Scientific and Enterprise Workloads 

July 14, 2023

ESnet's new Cloud Connect service carves out a dedicated, high-bandwidth path (up to 10 Gbps) across ESnet6’s 400GE-capable backbone from any supported user facility to the nearest cloud on-ramp.  Read More

ESnet6 Honored with DOE Project Assessment Award

May 9, 2023

Energy Sciences Network’s ESnet6 project was finished more than two years ahead of schedule and significantly under budget. In recognition of this unusual feat, the DOE presented ESnet with a special Project Assessment Award.   Read More

At ESnet, Innovation and Collaboration Build Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

April 26, 2023

Executive Director Inder Monga looks back on ESnet6’s launch and toward the community-based collaborations that users and stakeholders want next from ESnet.  Read More

Combined 'SuperLab' Demonstrates Unique Hybrid Power Plant

April 6, 2023

For 60 minutes in January 2023, a power plant like no other existed in the U.S. Mountain West. It contained a solar array, lithium-ion battery, hydrogen electrolyzers, and a nuclear reactor, all coordinating to provide reliable power. Even more unusual, the plant combined actual and simulated technologies hundreds of miles apart.  Read More

Chin Guok Takes On Role as ESnet’s Chief Technology Officer

December 1, 2022

Chin Guok has been named Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO).   Read More

Inder Monga Introduces ESnet6 at SC22

November 10, 2022

At the upcoming SC22 conference in Dallas, ESnet Director Inder Monga will present the features and future of ESnet6 to give industry leaders an idea of its capabilities.  Read More

ESnet Launches Next-Generation Network to Enhance Collaborative Science

October 11, 2022

ESnet has formally unveiled ESnet6, the newest generation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s high-performance network dedicated to science.   Read More

First ESnet User Meeting to Focus on the Future of Scientific Networking

August 30, 2022

ESnet will host its first-ever user meeting on Oct. 12-13 in Berkeley, Calif. Confab22 is an opportunity for scientists from all domains and around the world to learn about cutting-edge networking technology, share scientific data mobility needs, and help co-design the future of scientific networking.  Read More