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IT’s Julie Petersen Attends Networking Conference with ESnet’s Support

To help boost the role of women in the networking community, ESnet is supporting two women attending the Oct. 27-312014 Technology Exchange conference. Julie Petersen of Berkeley Lab’s IT Division was one of the two women selected by ESnet, along with Arzu Gosney of PNNL. More>

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High-Speed Network to Extend 100G Connectivity Across Atlantic

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), managed by Berkeley Lab, is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links, giving researchers at America’s national laboratories and universities ultra-fast access to scientific data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and other research sites in Europe. More>

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ESnet Names Inder Monga as Division Deputy, Patty Giuntoli to Lead Network Engineering

Patty Giuntoli is the new leader of ESnet’s Networking Engineering Group, taking over for Mike Bennett, who retired earlier this year. … More»

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Greg Bell Reflects on Gender Diversity at Computing Conferences

Article is part of the ‘Panorama’ series, which highlights how diversity & inclusion have affected people’s lives. More>

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Lab Participates in NASA Earth Day Global Selfie

Employees from NERSC, ESNet, the Joint Genome Institute, Earth Sciences, the Molecular Foundry (pictured), and the Advanced Light Source gathered to take selfies as part of NASA’s worldwide celebration of Earth Day yesterday. NASA astronauts brought home the first ever images of the whole planet from space. Now NASA satellites capture new images of Earth every second. For Earth Day they tried to create an image of Earth from the ground up while also fostering a collection of portraits of the people of Earth. Check out our full #GlobalSelfie recap on Storify.

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Democratizing Science With High Speed Networks

ESnet helped a scientist sitting 1,200 miles away at Argonne National Laboratory remotely operate instruments at Berkeley Lab’s National Center for Electron Microscopy. This is the first time data collected remotely has been analyzed and published, and shows the potential for the future of remote microscopy. More>

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ESnet’s Michael Bennett Recognized by IEEE for Work in Energy Efficiency

Michael Bennett, head of ESnet’s Network Engineering Group, has been awarded an IEEE-SA Standards Medallion for his work in helping to create energy-saving standards for devices with Ethernet connections. The standards are expected to help save terawatts of otherwise-wasted electricity by automatically switching networked components to energy-saving modes when not in use. Bennett was recognized for his role as chair of the IEEE 802.3az Energy-Efficient Ethernet Task Force and for his contributions promoting the adoption of energy-efficiency techniques in Ethernet projects after 802.3az. More>

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Supercomputers Capture Turbulence in the Solar Wind

With help from Berkeley Lab’s computational scientists and visualization experts, NERSC supercomputers and ESnet, astrophysicists can now study solar wind turbulence in unprecedented detail. The results may hold clues about some of the processes that lead to destructive space weather events. More>

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ESnet Researchers Record Podcast About Network Performance

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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What Does ‘Big Data’ Actually Mean? Computing Expert Greg Bell Explains

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.

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