Archived News

Archived News Stories and Releases: 1998 - 2013

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ESnet Celebrates 25th Anniversary at SC11

November 10, 2011

This SC is very special for ESnet as we mark a quarter century of serving science. Join us in the Berkeley Lab booth (512) as we celebrate our proud history and look forward to new horizons with demos, workshops, roundtables and a special toast. Sunday, November 13 “Data Centers Have Gone Green (Or Haven't They?) When Will Networks Follow?” Sunday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Grand…  Read More


ESnet, Orange Silicon Valley, and Bay Microsystems Demonstrate the World’s First Long Distance 40Gbps RDMA Data Transfer

October 25, 2011

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, BERKELEY AND FREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 25, 2011) – Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), Orange Silicon Valley and Bay Microsystems have collaborated to showcase the world’s first 40 Gbps (gigabits per second) wide area network demonstration of RDMA over InfiniBand. RDMA, or Remote Direct Memory Access, is an alternative model to TCP/IP…  Read More


ESnet and LGS Deploy Alcatel-Lucent Routers for New 100G Network

October 19, 2011

LGS Innovations today announced it is teaming with the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) to build a nationwide 100 Gigabit per second Ethernet (100GE) network that will accommodate ESnet's anticipated tenfold increase in science data traffic volume over the next four years and beyond. The network will support research efforts that will enable scientists to develop…  Read More


GreenTouch Consortium Passes 50-Member Milestone, Adds Seven New Members

October 4, 2011

AMSTERDAM ‒ Oct. 4, 2011 ‒ GreenTouch™, a global industry initiative dedicated to dramatically improving the energy efficiency of information and communications technology (ICT) networks by a factor of 1,000, today announced that seven new organizations have joined the consortium, bringing the total number of member organizations to 53, and involving more than 300 individual participants.  Read More


Found: 'Supernova of a Generation'

August 25, 2011

A supernova discovered yesterday is closer to Earth—approximately 21 million light-years away—than any other of its kind in a generation. Astronomers believe they caught the supernova within hours of its explosion, a rare feat made possible with a specialized survey telescope and state-of-the-art computational tools.  The finding of such a supernova so early and so close has energized the…  Read More


New ESnet Portal Provides Real Time Insight into Network’s Inner Workings

August 10, 2011

As science becomes increasingly data-driven and collaborative across geographic borders, researchers’ dependence on fast and reliable networks is growing. Until now, researchers as well as the IT staff that support their institutions have had limited ability to understand the performance of the various networks they rely on. Network performance issues can significantly impede scientists’…  Read More

Leading Network Lights Lend Expertise to DOE’s ESnet

July 14, 2011

Seven of the leading lights in the global networking community have accepted invitations to serve on a policy board for the Department of Energy’s ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network. Established in 1986, ESnet connects thousands of scientists at 40 DOE research sites, providing reliable networking and services in support of DOE’s science missions. The appointment of a policy board comes at an…  Read More


Moving Data at the Speed of Science: Berkeley Lab Lays Foundation for 100 Gbps Prototype Network

July 13, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory today announced a major step toward creating one of the world’s fastest scientific networks to accelerate research in fields ranging from advanced energy solutions to particle physics. Known as the Advanced Networking Initiative (ANI), the effort represents a $62 million multi-year investment by the DOE Office of…  Read More

ESnet & NEC Demo OSCARS and OpenFlow for End-to-End Network Virtualization at Summer 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs

July 11, 2011

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA-- ESnet’s Inder Monga and Dr. Samrat Ganguly of NEC Corporation of America (NEC) showed powerful and elegant new techniques for laboratories, universities, and industry to integrate end-to-end network virtualization across both the local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN) at the Summer 2011 ESCC/Internet2 Joint Techs conference. In their demo “OpenFlow with…  Read More


ESnet’s Michael Collins Now Planning Next Stage--Retirement

July 6, 2011

In his 32 years with ESnet and its predecessors, Michael Collins said one of the most important things he’s learned is how important it is to carefully make a plan—and then follow it. That approach worked when ESnet was formed by combining two separate networks, when the national network was built, and each time a new technology was introduced to upgrade the network and related services. Job…  Read More