ESnet News

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

Ian Foster to Keynote ESnet6 Unveiling Ceremony

August 18, 2022

On October 11, 2022, Dr. Ian Foster will keynote the unveiling ceremony for ESnet6, the US Department of Energy's (DOE) next-generation network supporting large-scale scientific data movement.  Read More

Vint Cerf to Keynote ESnet6 Unveiling Ceremony

August 12, 2022

On October 11, 2022, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf will keynote the unveiling of ESnet6, ESnet's next-generation network supporting large-scale scientific data movement. ESnet is the United States Department of Energy (DOE)'s dedicated scientific network.  Read More

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

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

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

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

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

February 10, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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