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How Berkeley Lab Software Helped Lead to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to scientists in the LIGO Scientific Collaboration who discovered gravitational waves. Software tools developed by researchers in the Lab’s Computational Research Division played a key role in enabling the analysis of the vast quantities of data generated by LIGO. More> ESnet also had a part to play. Go here to learn more.

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Five Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards

Lab recipients include Nick Bouskill, Charlie Koven, and Neslihan Taş Baas of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Qiang Du of Engineering, and Mariam Kiran of the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet). Additionally, Lin Lin of the Computational Research Division and Eric Neuscamman of the Chemical Sciences Division received Early Career awards through UC Berkeley. More>

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Lab, Google Host Multi-Vendor Interoperability Demo of FAUCET SDN Software

In a real-time demonstration co-sponsored by ESnet, seven vendors of network equipment successfully tested the interoperability of FAUCET, an open-source SDN (software-defined networking) controller. The March 30 event was also sponsored by Google and LBLnet (Berkeley Lab’s internal network). Simeon Miteff, an LBLnet network manager in IT, was the event’s lead organizer. More>

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ESnet Staff Share Award for Diversity Efforts at SC Conference

Kate Mace, Jason Zurawski, and Lauren Rotman of ESnet are co-recipients of the CENIC 2017 Innovations in Networking Award for Experimental Applications. The award recognizes their work to expand the diversity of the SCinet volunteer staff and provide professional development opportunities to highly qualified women in the field of networking. More>

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ESnet’s Sinatra Offers a Point of View on Diversity & Inclusion

ESnet recently hosted a workshop on “Empathy: A Building Block for Inclusiveness,” which prompted Michael Sinatra, a network engineer, to post a blog on his impressions from the meeting. Among his key take-aways? By applying the principles of empathy to our colleagues, we can better understand where they’re coming from, regardless of differences in communication style or culture. More>

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ESnet Shares Science DMZ Expertise via Video Library

ESnet and the Network Startup Resource Center created a library of explanatory videos to help network engineers worldwide gain basic knowledge, set up systems, and drill down into areas of specific interest. The Science DMZ network architecture developed by ESnet helps securely bypass firewalls to speed up the flow of research data at universities and other institutions. More>

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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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