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Anti-Helium Discovered in the Heart of STAR

Antimatter nuclei of helium-4, the heaviest antiparticles ever found, have been created by the STAR experiment at Brookhaven’s Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Eighteen examples of the antihelium particles were detected by STAR’s Time Projection Chamber, designed and built at Berkeley Lab, in debris from a billion high-energy collisions of gold nuclei.

Berkeley Lab’s ESnet Receives $62 Million to Develop World’s Fastest Computer Network

In order to facilitate data-intensive research, ESnet, the Department of Energy’s high-performance networking facility managed by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is receiving $62 million to develop what will be the world’s fastest computer network, designed specifically to support science.

Department of Energy’s ESnet Wins 2009 Excellence.Gov Award for Effectively Leveraging Technology

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), a high-speed network linking tens of thousands of researchers around the nation, was honored on April 14, 2009 with an Excellence.Gov award for its achievements in leveraging technology.

ESnet’s Dynamic Science Data Network Comes Online

ESNet has completed the Science Data Network, whose multiple 10-gigabit optical circuits, each capable of transferring the equivalent of 500 hours of digital music per second, will facilitate dynamic, high-speed, high-capacity communication among researchers throughout the world.

Department of Energy Dramatically Increasing Bandwidth to Support Scientific Research Throughout San Francisco Region

Contact: Rachael Post, (510)486-6275, BERKELEY, CA –The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science today (June 24, 2005) dedicated an innovative new network for scientific research at six DOE sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. By increasing bandwidth to these sites, DOE will help advance research in areas such as climate change,

U.S. Department of Energy's ESnet to Increase Network Performance and Reliability With Metropolitan Area Networks

Contact: Bill Johnston, Media Contact: Jon Bashor, (510) 486-5849, BERKELEY, CA – Responding to the increasingly data-intensive demands of the scientific community, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is implementing a new architecture of connected Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs). Esnet, which is managed by DOE’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is

Department of Energy's ESnet leaps ahead by two generations, upgrades backbone to 10 billion bits per second

Media contact: Jon Bashor,, 510-486-5849 BERKELEY, CA —  The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the high-performance network funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, has just completed an upgrade to 2.5 gigabits per second (billions of bits per second, or Gbps), with 10 Gbps in the highest-speed portion of the network. Typically,