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Archived News Stories and Releases: 1998 - 2013

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Winter 2012 Joint Techs Conference Announces Four Focus Areas

December 14, 2011

Ann Arbor, Mich. and Berkeley, Calif.—The Winter 2012 Joint Techs conference, the premier international conference of network engineers, will focus on software-defined networking (SDN), cloud computing, emerging technologies, and infrastructure support for data-intensive science.  The meeting, co-sponsored by the ESnet Site Coordinating Committee (ESCC) and Internet2, will be held…  Read More

New Scientific Networking Division Created as Home to ESnet

November 21, 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network will become the core of the newest scientific division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laborator. The change comes as ESnet Department Head Steve Cotter announced he has accepted a position in New Zealand as Chief Executive Officer of REANNZ, the Research & Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd.  Read More

Three DOE Labs Now Connected With Ultra-High Speed Network That is 10 Times Faster Than Commercial Internet Providers

November 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is now supporting scientific research at unprecedented bandwidth speeds – at least ten times faster than commercial Internet providers – with a new network that connects thousands of researchers using three of the world’s top supercomputing centers in California, Illinois and Tennessee. The new network will be officially…  Read More

Energy Efficiency Events at SC11

November 10, 2011

Visit ESnet at the Berkeley Lab booth #512 at the Supercomputing 2011 (SC11) conference in Seattle. Contact Inder Monga at to set up an appointment to talk about green networking collaboration ideas. SC11 Events ESnet is co-organizing an SC11 workshop: “Data Centers Have Gone Green (Or Haven't They?) When Will Networks Follow?” 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13Organizers:…  Read More

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.  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.The…  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