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Archived News Stories and Releases: 1998 - 2013

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ESnet, Infinera Successfully Test Innovative Approach for Guiding Large Data Flows

December 19, 2012

ESnet and Infinera teamed up to provide traffic-engineered paths at the optical layer using extensions to the OpenFlow protocol for the first time. The proof-of-concept demo was conducted on a testbed network ring in New York, connecting Brookhaven National Laboratory with a network hub in Manhattan.   Read More


ESnet to Discuss Innovative Projects at LHC Meetings this Week at CERN

December 10, 2012

At a series of meetings this week focusing on computing and networking in support of research on the Large Hadron Collider ( at CERN, ESnet staff members will discuss how ESnet is developing and deploying network services to support large-scale science.  Read More


ESnet, Infinera Demonstrate Dynamic Control of Optical Transport using Software-Defined Networking

November 29, 2012

DOE’s ESnet and Infinera demonstrated a prototype Software Defined Network Open Transport Switch capable of dynamically controlling bandwidth services.  Read More


ESnet5 Deployment Team Named as “Fierce” Innovators

November 27, 2012

The ESnet5 Deployment Team, charged with rolling out the 100 Gigabit per second national network that entered production in November, has been named to the first annual "Fierce 15" list of the top federal employees and teams who have done particularly innovative things.  Read More


ESnet's Inder Monga Presents at International Network Architects Workshop

November 21, 2012

Inder Monga, ESnet’s Chief Technologist, gave a presentation on software-defined networking at TERENA’s first Network Architects Workshop held Nov. 21-22 in Copenhagen.  Read More


Globus Online and ESnet Partner for Scientific Data Management

November 15, 2012

Globus Online and ESnet pool expertise to help scientists improve data management and data mobility. The two organizations bring strengths together to make data transfer and sharing easier.  Read More


Department of Energy's ESnet rolls out world's fastest science network

November 13, 2012

U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet is now operating the world's fastest science network, serving the entire national laboratory system, its supercomputing centers, and its major scientific instruments at 100 gigabits per second – 10 times faster than its previous generation network.  Read More


Department of Energy’s ESnet Revving up to Unleash 100 Gbps National Science Network

October 24, 2012

Under the current schedule, the switchover to ESnet5 will be done in November 2012, with different regions being migrated in sequence.  Read More


ESnet Lights up First Superfast Science Data Network

October 16, 2012

Writing in the October issue of IEEE Spectrum, Ariel Bleicher describes the science drivers behind ESnet’s move to a 100 gigabit-per-second network. “When the new 100-gigabit-per-second Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) goes live next month, it will be the world’s fastest continent-spanning science network. But this distinction will probably be temporary: Research networks around the world…  Read More


End-to-End Network Tuning Sends Data Screaming from NERSC to NOAA

September 21, 2012

As an associate scientist in the Earth System Research Lab at NOAA, Gary Bates has transferred hundreds of thousands of files for a weather forecasting project. Earlier this year, ESnet staff helped him transfer 170 terabytes of data from NERSC in Oakland, Ca back to NOAA in Boulder, Co at a whopping rate of 395 megabytes per second.   Read More