ESnet News

Meet Tony Ferrelli, ESnet's New Director of Networking

December 17, 2019

Tony Ferrelli, ESnet’s new director of Networking, has been running networks for 20 years. After the past 11 years at Google, he was ready for a new challenge: heading the network engineering and operations team for ESnet6.  Read More

ESnet to Demo New Programmable Network Services at SC19

November 18, 2019

Richard Cziva, a software engineer with ESnet, will lead a demo of ESnet6’s new High Touch Services during SC19 in the RENCI booth.  Read More

ESnet Staff Participate in First Global Research Platform Workshop

September 26, 2019

The GRP Workshop brought together nearly 100 researchers, scientists, engineers, and network managers from 13 countries to share best practices and advance the state of the art.  Read More

The Technological Heavyweight You’ve Probably Never Heard Of: ESnet

September 25, 2019

Since first coming on line more than 30 years ago, ESnet has expanded to connect more than 40 major research institutions at speeds 15,000 times faster than a home network and acting as an early adapter of protocols that now run the internet.  Read More

ESnet a Key Partner on Project to Build Novel Network Research Infrastructure

September 17, 2019

The National Science Foundation is funding a collaborative effort to create a nationwide research infrastructure that will enable the computer science and networking community to develop and test novel architectures that could yield a faster, more secure Internet.   Read More

ESnet Welcomes New Hires in June/July

July 31, 2019

ESnet continues to grow. Read on to learn a little more about the new staff supporting our mission.  Read More

Scott Mason Retires After 20 Years With ESnet

June 14, 2019

Scott Mason is retiring after 20 years with ESnet. Until Scott Mason joined ESnet in 1999, he’d never actually had a job interview, though he already had a long and interesting career behind him. Mason joined the Navy right out of high school and became a specialized saturation diver working on heavy salvage—sunken ships and fighter planes. After eight years in the Navy, Mason was recruited…  Read More

ESnet Staff to Share Networking Expertise at 2019 TNC Conference

June 10, 2019

Several ESnet staff are participating in the upcoming TNC conference, to be held June 16-20 in Tallinn, Estonia.  Read More

ESnet Welcomes New Hires in May

May 30, 2019

ESnet continues to grow. Read on to learn a little more about the new staff supporting our mission.  Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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