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NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, ESnet Organize Working Group on Open Science Threats

June 22, 2016

A working group of nine scientists and cybersecurity leaders from across the country, including Berkeley Lab's Sean Peisert and ESnet's Michael Dopheide, has been formed to tackle developing the threats to open science  Read More

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ESnet Internship Leads to Book Chapter on Energy Efficiency for Datacenters, Networks

June 16, 2016

Just as research and education networks have expanded the capabilities of scientists, a 2011 internship at ESnet led Baris Aksanli, then a Ph.D. student in computer science and engineering from the University of California San Diego, to broaden the scope of his research in tapping renewable energy to reduce the carbon footprint of data centers and networks. The authors found that centers can…  Read More

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From Beirut to Berkeley, Melissa Stockman is Newest Member of ESnet’s Tools Team

May 2, 2016

After living for 18 years in Beirut, Lebanon, where she was director of IT infrastructure and Support at the Lebanese American University in Beirut, Melissa Stockman returned to the U.S. and was looking for a new position when she saw a posting for a job with the ESnet Tools Team to develop network automation tools. “My first thought was that it looked so interesting and was a combination of my…  Read More

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ESnet Bids Farewell to Greg Bell

February 26, 2016

Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences staff held a farewell party for ESnet Director Greg Bell. At the end of February, Bell will be leaving ESnet and Berkeley Lab to be the full-time CEO of Broala, a company that deploys the Bro network monitoring software first developed at the lab.  Read More

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Register Now for April 12-13 Workshop on Improving Data Management for Bioinformatics

February 2, 2016

Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics” to be held April 12-13 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif. The workshop is the latest in a series called CrossConnects, run by by ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network. This workshop is also cosponsored by Indiana University.  Read More

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ESnet, CENIC Announce Joint Cybersecurity Initiative

January 12, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) have announced an initiative to jointly develop cybersecurity strategies and research projects. Sean Peisert of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s (Berkeley Lab) Computational Research Division will be director of the new CENIC/ESnet Joint…  Read More

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Kate Petersen Mace Brings Extensive Experience to ESnet’s Science Engagement Team

January 11, 2016

Kate Petersen Mace, who most recently served as director of External Partnership Management at Clemson University, is the newest member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team. In addition to her work at Clemson, Mace also served as chair of SCinet at the SC14 conference. The position was a two-year volunteer commitment to manage a diverse team of more than 100 network engineers from around the…  Read More

ESnet Showcases Functionality of SDN in Trans-Pacific Demonstration

December 14, 2015

ESnet, along with collaborators in Florida and Australia, recently demonstrated another step on the path to software-defined networking by building a low-cost switch running open source software and using it to do a nine-way videoconference across the Pacific Ocean. The three-and-a-half hour demonstration was featured at the OpenTech OZ SDN Symposium in Sydney, Australia, as part of the Dec. 14…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Opens State-of-the-Art Facility for Computational Science

November 12, 2015

A new center for advancing computational science and networking at research institutions and universities across the country opened today at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). Named Shyh Wang Hall, the facility will house the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, or NERSC, one of the world’s leading supercomputing…  Read More

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ESnet and NERSC Blaze 400G Production Network Path

November 10, 2015

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) have built a 400 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) super-channel, the first-ever 400G production link to be deployed by a national research and education network. The connection, nicknamed the BayExpress, will provide critical support for NERSC’s 6,000 users as the facility…  Read More

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ESnet Staff to Host Hands-on perfSONAR Workshop at Grace Hopper Conference

October 14, 2015

Esnet’s Sowmya Balasubramanian and Mary Hester will present a workshop on “Exploring an Open-Source Software on Miniature Computers” at the 2015 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing to be held Oct. 14 – 16 in Houston, Texas. Balasubramanian is a software developer for the Advanced Network Technologies Group at ESnet and Hester is a member of ESnet’s Science Engagement Team.  Read More

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New PerfSONAR Updates Showcased at 2015 Technology Exchange

October 5, 2015

To propel the automation and deployment of large scale distributed monitoring infrastructures across the Research and Education (R&E) community, ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, and Internet2 announced the release of perfSONAR v3.5 at the Internet2 2015 Technology Exchange. perfSONAR is a widely deployed test and measurement infrastructure that is used by science networks and facilities…  Read More

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ESnet Releases Open Source Software from MyESnet Portal for Building Online Interactive Network Portals

October 2, 2015

When ESnet, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network, unveiled its online interactive network portal called MyESnet in July of 2011, the reaction was strongly positive – other research and education networks liked it so much, they wanted the code to create their own portals. After four years of development and refinement, they will get their wish. On Oct. 5, Jon Dugan of…  Read More

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ESnet Organizes Panel on Superfacilities, Talks at Combined Networking Meeting

September 23, 2015

Berkeley Lab staff will give a panel presentation on “Creating Super-facilities: a Coupled Facility Model for Data-Intensive Science” at a combined meeting of networking experts on Sept. 30. Pioneered at Berkeley Lab, a superfacility is two or more facilities interconnected by a high performance science network and linked together using workflow and data management software such that the…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Climate Software Honored for Pattern Recognition Advances

September 21, 2015

The Toolkit for Extreme Climate Analysis (TECA), developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to help climate researchers detect extreme weather events in large datasets, has been recognized for its achievements in solving large-scale pattern recognition problems. “TECA: Petascale Pattern Recognition for Climate Science,” a paper presented by scientists from Berkeley Lab and Argonne…  Read More

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ESnet’s Science DMZ Breaks Down Barriers, Speeds up Science

September 17, 2015

From individual universities around the country to a consortium of research institutions stretching the length of the west coast, networking teams are deploying an infrastructure architecture known as the Science DMZ to help researchers make productive use of ever-increasing data flows.  Read More

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Science DMZ Fuels Fusion Research

September 17, 2015

On an international scale, the Science DMZ is playing a critical role in magnetic fusion research. In July, scientists at General Atomics in San Diego successfully remotely controlled experiments running on the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei, China.  Read More

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Science DMZ Opens Doors to More Science, More Collaboration

September 17, 2015

Science DMZ Special Report Back to Main Story Case Study: General Atomics At the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, the campus’s Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) and the campus network staff have deployed a Science DMZ which has turned the facility into a virtual beehive of collaborative research. Several years ago, the university IT staff began to see problems with large…  Read More

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Five LBNL Computing Staff, including ESnet's Eli Dart, Honored by Berkeley Lab Director for Exceptional Achievement

September 15, 2015

Five employees in the Computing Sciences organization, including ESnet Network Engineer Eli Dart, are recipients of this year’s Berkeley Lab Director’s Awards for Exceptional Achievement, which were announced on Friday,  Sept. 11. The honorees will be recognized at a future Lab awards ceremony and reception. “It’s very gratifying to see labwide acknowledgement of the contributions that…  Read More

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NERSC's ‘Shifter’ Makes Container-based HPC a Breeze

August 11, 2015

To facilitate the use of container-based computing in HPC, NERSC is enabling Docker-like container technology on its systems through its new, customized - and soon to be open source - software package, Shifter.   Read More