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ESnet6 Design Enters Homestretch

May 28, 2019

ESnet passed another major milestone on the way to building the Department of Energy's next-generation, exabyte-scale science network. Known as ESnet6, the project was put through a final design review by an independent panel of experts in networking, research, and science, held May 15-17 at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  Read More

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Superfacility Framework Advances Photosynthesis Research

May 3, 2019

For more than a decade, a team of international researchers led by Berkeley Lab bioscientists has been studying Photosystem II, a protein complex in green plants, algae, and cyanobacteria that plays a crucial role in photosynthesis. They’re now moving more quickly toward an understanding of this three-billion-year-old biological system, thanks to an integrated superfacility framework established between LCLS, ESnet, and NERSC.  Read More

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ESnet Welcomes New Hires for March and April

May 1, 2019

Meet a few of ESnet's new hires from March and April 2019.  Read More

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ESnet’s Networking Prowess on Display at Singapore Conference

April 8, 2019

At the Supercomputing Asia 2019 conference (SCA19), held March 11-14 in Singapore, ESnet’s expertise in network design and operation took center stage as ESnet Director Inder Monga delivered a keynote address and the winner of the Data Mover Challenge (DMC) used an approach honed on ESnet's network. In his presentation "Cracking open the network ‘black-box’," Monga discussed an emerging…  Read More

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ESnet Honored for Innovations in Networking

March 5, 2019

CENIC has selected ESnet to receive the 2019 CENIC Innovations in Networking Award for R&E Network Partner in recognition of ESnet’s contributions to a number of collaborative initiatives with CENIC, including cybersecurity strategy, network design, and technology adoption.  Read More

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Women in IT Networking Program Seeking Candidates for SC19

March 1, 2019

The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is seeking qualified candidates to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for the Supercomputing 2019 Conference.  Read More

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Retired ESnet Network Special Projects Group Lead, Michael Scott Collins, has Passed Away

February 20, 2019

Michael Scott Collins, who led ESnet’s Special Projects Group, passed away on January 27, 2019 surrounded by his siblings in Davis, California. Michael retired in 2011 after 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors.  Read More

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Science Network Turns Seismic Sensor

February 5, 2019

In traditional seismology, researchers studying how the earth moves in the moments before, during, and after an earthquake rely on sensors that cost tens of thousands of dollars to make and install underground. And because of the expense and labor involved, only a few seismic sensors have been installed throughout remote areas of California, making it hard to understand the impacts of future…  Read More

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PerfSONAR, ESnet6, High-Touch Services Among ESnet’s 2019 Summer Student Projects

January 22, 2019

ESnet is now taking applications for 2019 summer internships across a number of exciting network research projects, including ESnet6, PerfSONAR, high-touch services, open source libraries and GNpy.  Read More

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ESnet Among Five Groups Honored with SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award

November 12, 2018

Five organizations in particular were instrumental in delivering 800 gigabits per second of long-haul bandwidth to the SC Conference this year, and they are being recognized with the SCinet Spirit of Innovation Award.  Read More

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SCinet 2018: A High-Capacity Network for HPC Unveiled in Dallas

November 8, 2018

ESnet staff are once again contributing their expertise to build and operate SCinet, one of the most powerful and advanced networks in the world that is created annually to bring high-speed networking capabilities to the Supercomputing Conference.  Read More

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ESnet to Support Leading-Edge Demos at SC18

November 7, 2018

ESnet staff will be working with other research organizations and vendors to support a series of demos at the forefront of networking, including the use of new hardware and software. Here are three key demos supported by ESnet: Making SENSE of Software Defined Networking In collaboration with two universities and three national laboratories, ESnet will demonstrate its Software-defined network for…  Read More

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Helping SC18 Make All the Right Connections

November 6, 2018

Every November, thanks to the volunteer efforts of hundreds of network experts, the SC conference becomes one of the best-connected sites on the planet. When SC18 convenes Nov. 11 in Dallas, the SCinet team, including staff from ESnet, NERSC and the lab's IT Division, will have spent the previous year preparing for the event.  Read More

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OSCARS Upgraded to Support Big Science Collaborations

October 25, 2018

The Energy Sciences Network’s (ESnet’s) award-winning OSCARS (On-demand Secure Circuits and Reservation System) has just been upgraded. The tool, now called OSCARS 1.0, allows network engineers to make multi-point bandwidth reservations and features a new programmable API and graphical user interface. OSCARS is a software service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for scientists who…  Read More

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ESnet's Network, Software Help SLAC Researchers in Record-Setting Transfer of 1 Petabyte of Data

October 17, 2018

Using a 5,000-mile network loop operated by ESnet, researchers at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) and Zettar Inc. recently transferred 1 petabyte  in 29 hours, with encryption and checksumming, beating last year's record by 5 hours, an almost 15 percent improvement. The project is aimed at achieving the high data transfer rates needed to accommodate the…  Read More

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Meet Adam Slagell, ESnet’s New Chief Security Officer

September 25, 2018

As ESnet’s new chief security officer, Adam Slagell will head the facility’s security team and generate a security strategy for the network. He will also join the organization’s senior leadership team and provide valuable input into the growing network’s strategic direction.  Read More

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ESnet’s Monga to Lead Quantum Network Discussions at DOE Workshop

September 17, 2018

Inder Monga, director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), is headed to Rockville, MD next week to participate in the Quantum Networks for Open Science (QNet) Workshop, to be held Sept. 25-26. Sponsored by the DOE's Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research, the event will bring together experts from national labs, industry, government, and academia…  Read More

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ESnet Summer Students: Mentoring The Next Generation of Network Engineers

August 14, 2018

The student interns who come to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) each summer offer many advantages: they are motivated, energetic, and can bring a pair of new eyes to a project. But they are also important because they represent the next generation of researchers and engineers. To capture the best talent, the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) uses its internship program to create a student-to-employee pipeline for Berkeley Lab, where ESnet is located.  Read More

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Recap: ESnet at the 2nd National Research Platform Workshop

August 13, 2018

Last week, several ESnet staff members organized and participated in the second annual National Research Platform workshop, which brought together representatives from more than 100 key institutions that are working to create a nationwide science data network.  Read More

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Second National Research Platform Workshop to Focus on Scaling to a Nationwide Science Data ‘Superhighway’

August 1, 2018

Several ESnet staff members helped organize and are participating in the second annual National Research Platform workshop, held Aug 6-7, 2018 at Montana State University.  Read More