ESnet News

Self-Driving Network Researcher Arpit Gupta Joins Berkeley Lab’s Scientific Networking Division as a Faculty Scientist

July 12, 2024

Gupta, who is co-director of UC Santa Barbara's Systems and Networking Lab, will collaborate with ESnet and NERSC to continue his groundbreaking work with foundation models for networking.  Read More

ESnet Veteran Joe Metzger Retires, Having Helped Build ESnet3 through ESnet6

June 25, 2024

Metzger's 27 years encompasses ESnet’s expansion across the Atlantic, into Europe, and its evolution from a fast and reliable network services provider to the innovative, multifaceted global research & education leader it is today.   Read More

DIII-D National Fusion Facility, NERSC, AMCR, and ESnet Collaboration Speeds Nuclear Fusion Research

May 29, 2024

This "Superfacility" collaboration brings together high-performance computing at NERSC, DOE’s high-speed data network (ESnet), AMCR’s performance optimization capabilities, and DIII-D’s rich diagnostic suite to enable near-real-time analysis of massive quantities of important data during fusion experiments, allowing tailoring of the experimental process — and accelerating the pace of discovery.   Read More

ESnet to Open New Office in Indiana

May 17, 2024

The lease has been signed to establish a new office for ESnet in Bloomington's Trades District, with space for a few other Berkeley Lab employees.   Read More

ESnet Unveils Core Values

May 6, 2024

ESnet's values represent more than a year of careful work by ESnet’s all-volunteer Values Committee, engagement across the entire organization, and input from ESnet’s leadership. This process was informed by Berkeley Lab’s core values, and the end result is remarkably aligned in spirit.  Read More

Collaboration Fuels High-Speed Data-Intensive Research to Understand How Nuclei Decay

March 18, 2024

Using ESnet, scientists at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams were able to send terabytes of data across the country, analyze it in real time using NERSC’s Perlmutter supercomputer time, and return results that enabled quicker, data-informed experimental choices.   Read More

CANARIE, ESnet, GÉANT, and Internet2 Unveil Highest Capacity Transoceanic Connectivity for Research and Education

March 17, 2024

The Advanced North Atlantic (ANA) collaboration has added three 400-Gbps spectrum circuits between exchange points in the U.S., U.K., and France, boosting ANA's combined trans-Atlantic network capacity to 2.4 Tbps.   Read More

New Consortium MetrANOVA to Create a Measurement and Analysis Toolbox for Research and Education Networks Worldwide

February 27, 2024

Leading research and education (R&E) networking organizations Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), GÉANT, GlobalNOC at Indiana University, Internet2, and Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) have joined forces to form MetrANOVA, a consortium for Advancing Network Observation, Visualization, and Analysis. MetrANOVA’s goal is to develop and disseminate common network measurement and analysis tools, tactics, and techniques that can be applied throughout the global R&E community.  Read More

ESnet’s OSCARS Software Automation System Gets Major Upgrade to Meet Future Complex Data Challenges

February 9, 2024

The software automation system OSCARS, one of the key innovations powering ESnet’s high-speed network for Department of Energy–funded scientific research, has just gotten a major update: OSCARS 1.1, which is designed to take advantage of the capabilities offered by ESnet6, the latest iteration of the network.   Read More

ESnet Announces First Trans-Atlantic Subsea Spectrum Agreement

February 6, 2024

ESnet has signed a long-term lease agreement with Aqua Comms for 25% of a fiber pair linking New York, Dublin, and London — ESnet's first trans-Atlantic spectrum acquisition.  Read More

ESnet Releases New Version of iperf, Network Performance Measurement Tool

January 3, 2024

In late November, ESnet released iperf-3.16, a significant new version of the open-source network performance measurement tool iperf3. Part of perfSONAR, iperf3 can also be used as a stand-alone tool for measuring network performance in general. The new version gives better insights into high-speed network behaviors.  Read More

ESnet’s Confab23 Takes a Deep Dive into the Integrated Research Infrastructure

December 12, 2023

At Confab23, Energy Sciences Network (ESnet)'s second annual user-community gathering, more than 160 domain scientists, computer scientists, network engineers, DOE program managers, and user facility staff came together for meaningful conversations, idea exchange, and collaboration.  Read More

ESnet SCinet Volunteers Help Create World’s Most Powerful Temporary Network

November 6, 2023

In just a few days, the world’s fastest and most powerful volunteer-built network will go live at SC in Denver. SCinet will achieve record speeds of up to 6.71 Tbps. The goal of SCinet's nearly 200 volunteers is to push the boundaries of networking technologies by supporting leading-edge workshops, demos, and collaborations.   Read More

ESnet Turns on 400G Circuits to Four DOE National Labs, Supercharging Multi-Site Scientific Research

October 25, 2023

Argonne, Oak Ridge, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratories and NERSC are first to have access to cutting-edge networking speeds — with more on the way.  Read More

Berkeley Lab to Partner with Jefferson Lab to Build $300+ Million High Performance Data Facility Hub

October 16, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) as the lead for its new High Performance Data Facility Hub. Jefferson Lab will partner with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to form a joint project team led by Jefferson Lab.  Read More

ESnet Releases First Annual Report

October 13, 2023

The 2022 Annual Report showcases the year’s major milestones, operational and applied research breakthroughs, and scientific partnerships.  Read More

ESnet Requirements Review Program Through the IRI Lens

October 13, 2023

Guided by the Integrated Research Infrastructure Architecture Blueprint, ESnet staff undertook a meta-analysis of ESnet’s recent Requirements Review reports, looking for the three IRI Science Patterns, the broad classes of integrated research workflows with common driving features identified in the IRI framework.   Read More

Two Emerging Leaders Are Networking for Their Future at ESnet

October 12, 2023

ESnet staff are sharing not only software tips but management strategies with TechWomen participants from Kazakhstan and Morocco  Read More

ESnet and SURF Offer Hands-On Network Orchestration Lessons at TNC23

August 15, 2023

A sizable delegation from ESnet participated in TNC23 to share with and learn from their peers through multiple presentations, demos, and workshops, including “From Zero to Orchestrated—A Workflow Orchestrator Workshop” organized by ESnet's Chris Cummings and SURFnet's Hans Trompert and Peter Boers.  Read More

ESnet’s EinR Summer Interns Are Visualizing Their Path to a STEM Career

July 26, 2023

Among this summer’s cohort of 53 Experiences in Research high school interns are three from Hawai'i and two from the Bay Area who are working on similar but different network data visualization projects for ESnet.  Read More