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ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

October 16, 2017

Like other sciences, medical research is generating increasingly large datasets as doctors track health trends, the spread of diseases, genetic causes of illness and the like. Effectively using this data for efforts ranging from stopping the spread of deadly viruses to creating precision medicine treatments for individuals will be greatly accelerated by the secure sharing of the data, while also…  Read More

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ESnet, Internet2 and NYSERNet Extend Pact to Connect U.S. Research Community to Major International Hub

September 6, 2017

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) and Internet2 — two of the nation’s leading research and education networks — today (Sept. 6, 2017) announced the renewal of an agreement to remain anchor tenants at one of the world’s most critical Internet exchange points operated by the New York State Education and Research Network (NYSERNet). Located at 32 Avenue of the…  Read More

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ESnet’s Mariam Kiran Receives 2017 Early Career Award

August 10, 2017

Mariam Kiran, a research scientist in the Energy Sciences Network’s (ESnet’s) Advanced Network Technologies Group, has received a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.  Read More

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ESnet's John Paul Jones Caps 33-Year Career at Labs

June 29, 2017

Soon after John Paul Jones moved from Idaho to California in 1983, he and his wife visited the Berkeley Hat Company, where he bought a royal blue beret. Since then, during his 33+ years at Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national labs, the flat blue hat has become part of Jones’ persona. But when he retires from ESnet at the end of June 2017, Jones said he may also think about hanging…  Read More

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How Brian Tierney’s “Aha Moment” Turned into a 28-year Career at Berkeley Lab

June 20, 2017

As he prepares to retire this month after more than 28 years at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Brian Tierney, head of ESnet’s Advanced Network Technologies Group, still remembers the exact moment when he knew where his career path would lead. “I met Bill Johnston at San Francisco State and on the very first day of his Computer Graphics class, he told us ‘Anybody who gets and A in my…  Read More

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Kennedy High IT Students Spend a Week at the Lab Making Connections

June 19, 2017

Ten students from the IT Academy at Richmond’s Kennedy High School spent the first week of their summer vacation getting hands-on experience in high-speed networking and getting first-hand advice on planning their future. The students and IT Academy lead teacher LaRue Moore participated in the June 12-16  pilot workshop introducing them to networking for science. The five-day workshop include…  Read More

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New Version of perfSONAR Network Measurement Software Released

April 26, 2017

During the advanced technology demonstrations segment at the Internet2 Global Summit meeting in Washington, D.C., the Department of Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Indiana University, Internet2 and GÉANT announced the release of a new version of the open-source tool perfSONAR, which stands for Performance Service Oriented Network Monitoring Architecture.  The updates in version 4.0 include:…  Read More

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North Atlantic Network Collaboration Building Foundation for Global Network Architecture

April 19, 2017

Scientists around the world are increasingly collaborating to address global issues such as clean energy, medicine and protecting the environment. Their ability to share and analyse data is essential for advancing research, and as the size of those datasets grows, the need for high-speed global network connectivity becomes ever more critical. Collaborating Across the Atlantic That is why research…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab, Google Host Multi-vendor Interoperability Demo of FAUCET SDN Software

April 12, 2017

In a real-time demonstration, seven vendors of network equipment came together to successfully test the interoperability of FAUCET, an open-source SDN (software-defined networking) controller. The March 30 event was sponsored by Google, LBLnet (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s internal network) and ESnet, the U.S. Department of Energy’s high-speed international network managed by…  Read More

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ESnet Staff Share Award for SC Conference Diversity Efforts

March 13, 2017

Kate Mace, Lauren Rotman and Jason Zurawski of ESnet, along with Wendy Huntoon of KINBER and Marla Meehl of UCAR, are co-recipients of the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. The award recognizes their work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of…  Read More

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Science DMZ is Focus of Latest Library of Network Training Videos Aimed at Global Audience

January 10, 2017

For members of the established research and education (R&E) networking community, attending conferences or sitting in on workshop sessions is the normal way to learn about the latest equipment, architecture, tools and technologies. But for network engineers striving to establish basic R&E infrastructure where bandwidth and other resources are scarce, the University of Oregon’s Network…  Read More

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Yvonne Hines Nearing End of 32-Year Career with ESnet

December 9, 2016

As she looks back on more than 30 years of providing supercomputing and networking support to the DOE research community, ESnet’s Yvonne Hines mentions repeatedly how she took advantage of opportunities to build a better life.  And now, as she looks forward to retiring in January 2017, her plans include helping students learn to read so they can also better themselves. Hines has first-hand…  Read More

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ESnet's Expertise Underpins SC16 Conference Events

November 10, 2016

Each year, more than 10,000 professionals in high performance computing, networking, data storage and analysis convene from around the world at the SC conference. For six days, the latest innovations, technologies and ideas will be shared during SC16 in Salt Lake City. ESnet’s expertise in networking will be shared in workshop sessions, talks, demonstrations and overall support for the…  Read More

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NERSC, ESnet, Cray Bring Software Defined Networking to Cori Supercomputer

November 1, 2016

Detectors and imaging facilities coming online in the next three to five years are expected to produce data in excess of 1 terabyte per second. These scientific data-intensive workloads require systems that have the ability to ingest and process data from scientific instruments and sensor networks. However, a major challenge is enabling high performance computing systems like the Cori…  Read More

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Berkeley Lab Collaboration Enhances Optical Chip Design Process

September 26, 2016

A unique collaboration between computers scientists and mathematicians from Berkeley Lab's Computing Sciences group and Ciena, a major U.S. telecommunications equipment provider, has helped dramatically improve design cycle times for Ciena's high-speed optical networking components.   Read More

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ESnet’s Fasterdata Site Growing in Scope, Popularity in Increasingly Data-Driven World

August 15, 2016

(Editor’s note: This is the second of a series highlighting ESnet’s contributions to the global networking community as ESnet marks its 30th year.) Even before he joined ESnet, Brian Tierney felt a need for speed – as a member of Berkeley Lab’s Distributed Systems Department he developed tools to help data move faster across networks. In 2007, he broadened his reach and created a website…  Read More

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For Over 10 Years, ESnet has Driven Development, Deployments of perfSONAR Network Measurement Tools

August 8, 2016

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a series highlighting ESnet’s contributions to the global networking community as ESnet marks its 30th anniversary.) Since it was first deployed as a prototype in December 2005, the perfSONAR toolkit has provided the research and education networking community with tools for end-to-end monitoring and troubleshooting of multi-domain network performance. And…  Read More

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New Training Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance around the World

July 18, 2016

The Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture for secure, high-speed data transfers at…  Read More

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Inder Monga Named Director of ESnet, Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division

July 11, 2016

Indermohan “Inder” Singh Monga, an internationally recognized expert in advanced networking research, is the new executive director of the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. He will also assume the role of director of the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, which manages ESnet. Monga, who joined ESnet in September…  Read More

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From UNIVACs to ESnet, John Christman’s Retiring from the Leading Edge of Technology

June 24, 2016

When John Christman enlisted in the U.S. Navy the day after his 18th birthday, he was hoping to work as either a welder or machinist. But he scored too high on the skills assessment and instead ended up studying advanced electronics. It was one of those twists of fate that set his whole career in motion. On June 29, Christman will leave the lab after 29+ years, the last 10 as a network engineer with ESnet.  Read More