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CENIC Honors ESnet's 100G SDN Testbed with 2015 Innovations in Networking Award

February 26, 2015

LA MIRADA and BERKELEY, CA – The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is being honored by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) as a recipient of the 2015 Innovations in Networking Award for High-Performance Research Applications for their 100-Gigabit Software-Defined Networking (100G SDN) Testbed. The ESnet 100G SDN Testbed provides network…  Read More

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perfSONAR Workshop Helps Network Engineers Improve Network Performance for Big Data

January 27, 2015

ESnet's Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski were the featured speakers at “perfSONAR Deployment Best Practices, Architecture, and Moving the Needle,” organized by ESnet and Internet2 and hosted Jan. 21-22 by the Ohio Academic Resources Network.  Read More

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ESnet’s Tierney, Zurawski to Present at Workshop on perfSONAR Best Practices

January 6, 2015

ESnet’s Brian Tierney and Jason Zurawski will be the featured speakers at a workshop on “perfSONAR Deployment Best Practices, Architecture, and Moving the Needle.” The Jan. 21-22 workshop, one in a series of Focused Technical Workshops organized by ESnet and Internet2, will be held at the Ohio Supercomputer Center in Columbus. A joint effort between ESnet, Internet2, Indiana University, and…  Read More

Register Now for Cross-Connects Workshop on Managing Cosmology Data

December 18, 2014

Registration is now open for a Feb. 10-11 workshop on “Improving Data Mobility and Management for International Cosmology” to be held in Berkeley. The workshop, one in a series of Cross-Connects workshops, is sponsored the by the Dept. of Energy’s ESnet and Internet2.  Read More

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ESnet Powers NRL’s 100 Gbps Remote I/O Demo at SC14

November 20, 2014

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), in collaboration with ESnet, the International Center for Advanced Internet Research at Northwestern University, the Center for Data Intensive Science at the University of Chicago, the Open Cloud Consortium and significant industry support, conducted a 100 gigabits per second remote I/O demonstration at SC14.  Read More

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IT Division’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Diversity Support

October 29, 2014

Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab's IT Division attended the 2014 Technology Exchange conference through support from ESnet.  Read More

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New perfSONAR Release Offers More Network Measurement Data, Increased Security

October 22, 2014

The latest release of perfSONAR, version 3.4, gives network engineers access to more data about network performance as well as increased security protections.   Read More

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Staff to Share Networking Expertise and Accomplishments at Tech Exchange Conference

October 21, 2014

Berkeley Lab staff from ESnet, NERSC and the IT Division will be among the presenters at the 2014 Technology Exchange, a leading technical event in the global research and education networking community. The annual meeting is co-organized by ESnet and Internet2. The conference will be held Oct. 27-30 in Indianapolis.  Read More

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ESnet Extends 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

October 20, 2014

Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Energy Sciences Network is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America’s national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe.  Read More

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Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In the Fast Lane

August 26, 2014

In experiments run at the Linac Coherent Light Source, scientists from Berkeley Lab and SLAC used ESnet and NERSC to more quickly achieve a breakthrough in photosynthesis research.  Read More

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SPOT Suite Transforms Beamline Science

August 18, 2014

Scientists from Berkeley Lab’s ALS, CRD and NERSC are teaming up to create new tools for reducing, managing, analyzing and visualizing beamline data. To facilitate this new workflow they tapped ESnet engineers to set up data transfer nodes between three ALS beamlines and NERSC.   Read More

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Weathering the Flood of Big Data in Climate Research

July 11, 2014

ESnet's Eli Dart moved 56 TB of climate data from 21 sites to NERSC, a task that took three months. ​In contrast , it took just two days to transfer the ​raw ​ dataset using Globus ​from NERSC ​ to the Mira supercomputer at Argonne National Laboratory. (Select image to enlarge.)Big Data, it seems, is everywhere, usually characterized as a Big Problem. But researchers at Lawrence…  Read More

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Computing Sciences Staff to Speak at Climate Data Best Practices Workshop

July 7, 2014

As climate models increase in resolution, the resulting simulations can generate terabytes of data. ESnet and Internet2 are co-organizing a Focused Technical Workshop (FTW) on Climate Science, in collaboration with Indiana University, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and hosted by NOAA in Boulder, Colo. The July…  Read More

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Confirmed: Stellar Behemoth Self-Destructs in Type IIb Supernova

May 21, 2014

For the first time, astronomers have direct confirmation that a Wolf-Rayet star died in a violent explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Using the iPTF pipeline, researchers caught supernova SN 2013cu within hours of its explosion. These observations are providing valuable insights into the life and death of the progenitor Wolf-Rayet. These stars are interesting because they enrich galaxies with the heavy chemical elements that eventually become the building blocks for planets and life.   Read More

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ESnet’s Mike Bennett Retiring after 26 Years of Making Key Connections

April 28, 2014

Since he started working at the lab back in 1988, Mike Bennett has found himself in the middle of a number of interesting transitions. But come April 30, he’ll make his last one – transitioning into retirement. When Bennett started as an engineering technologist at the Bevatron, one end of the control room was filled with analog equipment featuring knobs, dials, oscilloscopes and other…  Read More

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100 Gbps Test Link Sets Pace for Faster Trans-Atlantic Data Transfers

April 4, 2014

Data transfers from the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland to sites in the U.S. have historically taken different paths – 15 in all – via 10 gigabit per second (Gbps) links separately managed by three research networks in the U.S. and Europe. So what would happen if those massive datasets were instead transferred using a single 100 Gbps connection?  That was the thinking behind an…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Present at Internet2's 2014 Global Summit

April 3, 2014

About 800 networking experts from across the country and around the world are meeting April 6-11in Denver for Internet2’s annual “Global Summit,” a weeklong series of presentations, discussions and meetings aimed at improving the performance of research and education networks. The name of the conference, formerly the Internet2 Members Meeting, was chosen to reflect the increasingly…  Read More

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Democratizing Science With High Speed Networks

March 17, 2014

For the first time, data collected and analyzed by a very remote user of National Center for Electron Microcopy (NCEM) via the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has been published. As a result, many scientists are optimistic about the future of remote microscopy for DOE supported science.   Read More

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Deployments of Network Monitoring Software perfSONAR Hit 1,000

January 27, 2014

In January 2014, perfSONAR reached a milestone with 1,000 instances of the diagnostic software installed on networking hosts around the U.S. and in 13 other countries. perfSONAR is a joint effort between the ESnet, Fermilab and SLAC; and Georgia Tech, Indiana University, Internet2 and the University of Delaware.   Read More