Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ESnet Establishes 100G Peering Point with Pacific Wave

The Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP), which is a nonprofit corporation serving research and education organizations throughout the Pacific Rim, has activated a 100G connection for the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) on its Pacific Wave service.  The connection, which occurs in Sunnyvale, California, enable ESnet to peer with research networks in 40 countries throughout the Pacific Rim.

“International exchange points such as Pacific Wave serve a critical role in the architecture of the Internet, and they are especially important in supporting large-scale scientific collaboration,” stated ESnet Division Director Greg Bell. “This new 100-Gigabit connection will improve data mobility for scientists at the cutting edge of discovery in high-energy physics, fusion energy research, climate science, and many other fields.”

ESnet provides the high-bandwidth, reliable connections that link scientists at national laboratories, universities and other research institutions, enabling them to collaborate on some of the world's most important scientific challenges including energy, climate science, and the origins of the universe. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, and managed and operated by the ESnet team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources.