Today at Berkeley Lab

How ESnet, the World’s Fastest Science Network, Was Built

This BuzzFeed-inspired listicle looks at how DOE’s ESnet (Energy Sciences Network) was built over 30 years and in 13 steps. ESnet connects more than 40 DOE research sites — including the entire National Lab system, supercomputing facilities and major scientific instruments — as well as hundreds of other science networks around the world and the Internet.

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Videos Leverage ESnet’s Expertise to Improve Network Performance

DOE’s ESnet and the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) at the University of Oregon are teaming up to create an extensive video training library to help organizations improve the performance of their networks by deploying the perfSONAR network measurement tools and the Science DMZ network architecture. More>

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Inder Monga Named Director of ESnet

Monga, an internationally recognized expert in advanced networking research, is the new executive director of the Energy Sciences Network, better known as ESnet. He will also assume the role of director of the Lab’s Scientific Networking Division, which manages ESnet. Monga, who has been acting director since March, is the fifth person to lead ESnet in its 30-year history. More>

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Interactive Timeline Celebrates ESnet’s 30-Year Anniversary

Created in 1986, ESnet provides a unified network that allows people to easily connect with colleagues, facilities and data centers. Prior to that, networking was confined to specialized networks created to service targeted research communities. This timeline shows the milestones that led to ESnet’s creation and marks the advancements that have enhanced its operation over the last 30 years.

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ESnet Helps Tackle Cybersecurity Threats to Open Science

Managing the security risks to scientific instruments, data, and cyberinfrastructure is a priority for creating a trustworthy environment for science. The Lab’s Sean Peisert and ESnet’s Michael Dopheide helped organize a working group of nine scientists and cybersecurity leaders from across the country to discuss solutions to emerging threats to open science. More>

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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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