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ESnet Launches Next-Generation Network to Enhance Collaborative Science

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“ESnet6 represents a transformational change in the way networks are built for research, with improved capacity, resiliency, and flexibility,” said ESnet executive director Inder Monga.

Credit: Berkeley Lab

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) has rolled out the latest generation of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) high-performance science network, dubbed ESnet6.

ESnet links all DOE's national laboratories, DOE-funded researchers, and its scientific instruments and supercomputing centers so that data can move quickly between them.

ESnet6 features bandwidth of over 46 terabits per second, a dedicated fiber optic cable footprint spanning 15,000 miles, and network backbone links ranging from 400 gigabits per second to 1 terabit per second, among other things.

Said ESnet's Inder Monga, "ESnet6 provides the foundation for the future of the DOE mission science as we enter an age where discoveries will rely on the integration of scientific experimental facilities, supercomputers, and global science teams operating together as if they are colocated: one instrument in one location. ESnet6 interconnects all of these resources to create a holistic science discovery system."

From Berkeley Lab News Center
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