ESnet News


Deborah Heller Retires After 21 Years of Service to National Labs

June 23, 2022

After 14 years of service as a senior systems engineer at ESnet, Deborah Heller will be retiring at the end of June. Heller came to ESnet in 2008 after seven years at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.  Read More

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Registration is open for #ESnet6Week

June 13, 2022

Registration is now open for #ESnet6Week events including the unveiling of the ESnet6 network, Confab22, and more.  Read More


ESnet heads to international conference to share expertise with colleagues at TNC22

June 10, 2022

ESnet will be in Trieste, Italy from June 13-17, 2022 sharing their knowledge about software-defined networking atTNC21, the research and education networking conference.  Read More

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Meet Scott Richmond, ESnet's Head of Software Orchestration and Core Data

June 9, 2022

Scott Richmond has been at the Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) for 11 years, working as both a network engineer and a software engineer in those times. In November 2021, he took over as the group lead for ESnet's new Software Orchestration and Core Data group, a team of software engineers who create software solutions designed to simplify the deployment, management, and ongoing operations of the scientific network.   Read More

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X-Ray Crystallography Goes Even Tinier

March 15, 2022

Supported by high-performance computing resources at NERSC, scientists at Berkeley Lab have debuted a new form of X-ray crystallography for small molecules not previously conducive to investigation with crystallography.   Read More

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ESnet Plays Key Role in Groundbreaking ARIES 'Digital Twin' Demonstration

February 10, 2022

In December, NREL's ARIES researchers teamed up with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and ESnet on a live demonstration of a microgrid modeling experiment that could have significant impact on energy system research.  Read More

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In-Network Caching Shown to Enhance Science Community's Access to Experimental Data

September 20, 2021

An in-network caching trial demonstrated how a network of servers located within a 500-mile region could provide scientists with experimental data faster and more reliably than a single overseas connection.  Read More

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Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley, Caltech to Build Quantum Network Testbed

August 31, 2021

Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley will be home to a cutting-edge quantum network testbed, thanks to a new five-year, $12.5 million funding award from the U.S. Department of Energy.   Read More

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U.S. Department of Energy to Provide $6 Million for Research on Advanced Networking

August 18, 2021

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a plan to fund five projects in basic research to advance 5G wireless networking for science applications. One of those projects is the “Large-scale, Self-driving 5G Network for Science” led by ESnet Research Scientist Mariam Kiran.  Read More

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ESnet and GÉANT Upgrade European Research Network Bandwidth to 200Gbps

August 10, 2021

To ensure that data generated by European experiments, like the Hi-Luminosity LHC, reach scientists around the world quickly, ESnet recently increased the capacity of its network loop in Western Europe to 200 Gigabits per second (Gbps).   Read More

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Meet Jon-Paul Herron, ESnet’s New Department Head of Network Services

July 6, 2021

This month, Jon-Paul Herron joined ESnet as the new Department Head of Network Services.   Read More

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Mariam Kiran Wins Rising Star Award for Network Engineering

July 6, 2021

ESnet's Mariam Kiran has been named a Networking-Networking Women (N2Women) Rising Star in Networking and Communications for 2021.  Read More


Continuing Arecibo’s Legacy

April 21, 2021

Through its affiliation with EPOC, ESnet is part of a multi-institutional partnership formed to safely transfer over three petabytes of data from 50 years of Arecibo Observatory sky scans.  Read More

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ESnet and NERSC Take Scientific Data Collaboration to the Next Level

April 12, 2021

When the Dark Energy Science Collaboration needed a fast, secure, and convenient way to share large data sets with scientists outside of the collaboration, they turned to Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences for help, ultimately choosing an innovative data-sharing solution: the Modern Research Data Portal.  Read More

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ESnet and FIU Receive NSF Award for Q-Factor

March 23, 2021

Energy Science Network (ESnet) and Florida International University (FIU) received a two-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure research grant for “Q-Factor: A framework to enable high-speed data transfer optimization based on real-time network state information provided by programmable data planes.”   Read More


Superfacility Model Brings COVID Research Into Real Time

February 8, 2021

Researchers at NERSC and the Linac Coherent Light Source at SLAC are collaborating to leverage the superfacility model for real-time data analysis in the worldwide quest to decipher the SARS-CoV-2 virus.  Read More

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Machine Learning to Add Another Dimension to ESnet's Toolbox for Predicting Data Patterns

November 6, 2020

A research project called DAPHNE, led by ESnet’s Mariam Kiran, is exploring how artificial intelligence can be used to design and efficiently manage distributed network architectures to improve data transfers, guarantee high-throughput, and improve traffic engineering.   Read More

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ESnet Summer Students Make the Most of Their Remote Internships

September 8, 2020

Like many organizations adjusting to a changing work environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all of ESnet’s summer students did their internships remotely this year. As their internships draw to a close, we talked with a few of our students about their experiences.  Read More

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ESnet Applying Global Networking Expertise to GRETA Spectrometer for Experiments at Michigan Facility

August 3, 2020

A team of ESnet engineers is helping to create a specialized network that will transport and organize data for the Department of Energy's Gamma Ray Energy Tracking Array (GRETA) experiment.   Read More

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New DOE Blueprint to Pave the Way for a Nationwide Quantum Internet

July 23, 2020

In this Q&A with ESnet Director Inder Monga, he discusses ESnet's role in efforts to build scalable quantum communication networks and what it will take to create the first quantum Internet.  Read More