Today at Berkeley Lab

April 12-13 Workshop on Data Mobility Issues for Bioinformatics

ESnet & Indiana University are co-hosting the workshop, which focuses on data mobility and management in precision medicine and metagenomics. Part of the Cross-Connects workshop series, the workshop is structured to bring together network and software engineers and domain scientists to develop actionable solutions to data-centric issues. Register now to join the discussion.

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Former Berkeley Hamburger Joint’s Sign Finds a Home at the Lab

Ever wonder what happened to the iconic Oscar’s sign once the restaurant closed for good after flipping burgers in downtown Berkeley for 65 years? Well, we have the answer. The sign was bought by two staff with the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), and presented as a gift to that group. Why? Computing’s Linda Vu explains why. More>

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A Farewell Gathering for ESnet Director Greg Bell

Computing Sciences staff held a farewell party for Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) Director Greg Bell. At the end of February, Bell will be leaving ESnet and Berkeley Lab to be the full-time CEO of Broala, a company that deploys the Bro network monitoring software first developed at the Lab. More>

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JGI Video Highlights Interactions Between Lab’s User Facilities

JGI has a new animation that seeks to answer the age-old question, “What is a user facility?” by demonstrating how JGI, NERSC and ESnet work together, underpinning JGI’s critical research infrastructure to advance the frontiers of science.

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ESnet Hosts Workshop on Improving Bioinformatics Data Management

Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility & Management for International Bioinformatics” to be held April 12-13 at Berkeley Lab. The workshop is the latest in a series called CrossConnects, run by by ESnet. This workshop is cosponsored by Indiana University. More>

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ESnet Hosts Workshop on Effective Conflict Management

The workshop — Thursday, Dec. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Building 15-253 — will focus on why conflicts arise, identifying underlying needs in a message and how to frame acceptable requests, among other topics. Go here to RSVP.

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ESnet Director Greg Bell Steps Down to Lead Lab Start Up

After 15 years at Berkeley Lab, including the last six with ESnet, Greg Bell will step down as director of ESnet and the Scientific Networking Division to accept the job of CEO with Broala, a company that deploys the Bro network monitoring software first developed at the lab. Bell assumes his new position on Feb. 29. ESnet’s Inder Monga will serve as acting director.

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ESnet’s Science DMZ Breaking Down Barriers, Speeding Up Science

From individual universities around the country to a consortium of research institutions stretching the length of the west coast, networking teams are deploying an infrastructure architecture known as the Science DMZ developed by the DOE’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) to help researchers make productive use of ever-increasing data flows. More>

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Congress Members, Staff Attend ESnet Briefing on Science Networking

More than 60 people, including two members of Congress and dozens of staffers, turned out for a special one-hour briefing on the critical role of networking in advancing scientific discovery in academia, industry and national laboratories. The July 28 session was organized by the lab’s Government and Community Relations Office. More>

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Summer Student’s Safrzone App Speaks up for Safety of Women and Girls

Sartaj Singh Baveja, a summer student working for ESnet, has helped develop an award-winning Android app at a recent hackathon. Named “Safrzone,” the app is designed to help improve safety for women and girls. Anyone can use this application to report any women-related incident that one witnesses. More>

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