Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Energy Secretary Honors Lab Scientists for ACME and OSCARS

Ernest Moniz has awarded earth scientist Bill Collins (left) for leading the ACME climate modeling project, and the software team that developed OSCARS, a service that creates dedicated bandwidth channels for researchers, led by Bill Johnston, with DOE Secretarial Honor Awards. More>

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ESnet, NRENS, Seek Proposals for Program to Increase Global Research

ESnet and 11 other leading national research and education networks (NRENs) have launched the second “Enlighten Your Research Global” program. The program helps accelerate international research collaborations by providing selected proposals with advanced networking support and resources. More>

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Organic Photovoltaic Experiments Showcase ‘Superfacility’ Concept

Research by the Advanced Light Source, using computing resources at NERSC, Oakridge, and ESNet, is yielding exciting results in organic photovoltaics as well as road testing the “superfacility” concept, which connects DOE user facilities to enable researchers to share data in real time without having to leave their office or lab. More>

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Popular Science Focuses on ESnet’s Trans-Atlantic Links

As part of its look at things to expect in 2015, Popular Science magazine highlights ESnet’s new trans-Atlantic links, which have a combined capacity of 340 gigabits per second. The three 100 Gbps and one 40 Gbps connections went live Dec. 12, more than a month ahead of schedule. More>

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