Nobody owns the Internet. It’s essentially a global collection of networks, both big and small. These networks connect in many different ways to form the single entity that we know as the Internet. When everything move as it should, it’s easy to marvel at how seamlessly these networks work together. But when there is a problem, it’s really hard for engineers to pinpoint the source. This is where perfSONAR comes in. In this podcast from Packet Pushers, ESnet’s Brian Tierney and Nick Buraglio (who officially joins ESnet Oct. 7) discuss how this open-source package of networking tools pinpoints and solve problems that may span multiple networks and international boundaries.
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Greg Bell, director of the Scientific Networking Division and ESnet, defines the term big data. Go here to view other videos of Lab researchers explaining scientific terms.
ESnet, DOE’s high-speed network, and Globus Online invite scientists and IT staff to join a free online session on cutting-edge data transfer and best practices for managing data. The session will include presentations by two scientists who have used these technologies to accelerate their science workflow and discovery. Globus Online provides easy-to-use services and tools for research data management. Register now. Read more.
Head of ESnet Greg Bell was invited to give the closing keynote address at the 2012 NORDUnet conference in Oslo, Norway. He delivered a presentation entitled “Network as Instrument: The View from Berkeley,” in which he argued that it’s time to start thinking about research networks as instruments for discovery, not just infrastructures for service delivery. In this HPCwire Q&A, Bell further discusses the role of networks in research.
For over a decade, Internet2 and ESnet have hosted technical meetings that bring together network operators from the university, laboratory, and vendor communities to share best practices. The Focused Technical Workshop series is a spin-off of these successful efforts. In July 2013, ESnet and Internet2 will host a two-day workshop focusing on Network Issues for Life Sciences Research. As the first of its kind, this meeting will bring together our communities’ technical experts in a smaller, more intimate setting with scientists in the field of life sciences to discuss their most pressing network-related issues and requirements. More>
The Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) have announced a 100-Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) link between their networks at the Sunnyvale backbone node of CENIC’s California Research and Education Network (CalREN). Between them, CENIC and ESnet serve some of the most advanced and innovative research institutions in the world, including universities, national laboratories, supercomputing centers and large-scale scientific facilities. More>
Six of the world’s leading research and education networks – ESnet, Internet2, NORDUnet, SURFnet, CANARIE and GÉANT – have announced their intent to build the world’s first 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) intercontinental transmission links for research and education. The project, called the “Advanced North Atlantic 100G Pilot” or ANA-100G, is aimed at stimulating the market for 100 Gbps intercontinental networking and advancing global networks and applications to benefit research and education. More>
A new interactive map developed by the Department of Energy’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) provides a detailed, up-to-the-minute look at the level of traffic traversing the various sections of the network as it connects 40 research sites around the country. ESnet is currently the world’s fastest coast-to-coast science network with a national backbone with 100 gigabit-per-second capability. More>
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. The list, announced by the Fierce Government newsletter, was compiled by publication staff who conducted interviews with government officials and industry to identify some of the most innovative projects and forward-thinking people working in government. From that pool, editors collaboratively selected this year’s Fierce 15. More>
As scientific research becomes increasingly data-intensive and globally collaborative, the ability to quickly and reliably share enormous data sets is critical to challenges as diverse as finding cleaner energy technologies, understanding climate change and investigating the nature of our universe. To accelerate such discovery, 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. ESnet is managed by Berkeley Lab. More>