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Title: Biological and Environmental Research Network Requirements

The Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) is the primary provider of network connectivity for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science (SC), the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States. In support of SC programs, ESnet regularly updates and refreshes its understanding of the networking requirements of the instruments, facilities, scientists, and science programs that it serves. This focus has helped ESnet be a highly successful enabler of scientific discovery for over 25 years. In November 2012, ESnet and the Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the DOE SC organized a review to characterize the networking requirements of the programs funded by the BER program office. Several key findings resulted from the review. Among them: 1) The scale of data sets available to science collaborations continues to increase exponentially. This has broad impact, both on the network and on the computational and storage systems connected to the network. 2) Many science collaborations require assistance to cope with the systems and network engineering challenges inherent in managing the rapid growth in data scale. 3) Several science domains operate distributed facilities that rely on high-performance networking for success. Key examples illustrated inmore » this report include the Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase). This report expands on these points, and addresses others as well. The report contains a findings section as well as the text of the case studies discussed at the review.« less
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  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Earth Science Grid Federation (ESGF)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  4. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). ESNet
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  6. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  7. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  8. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Biological Systems Science Division
  9. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Program
  10. U.S. Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States). Climate and Environmental Sciences Division
  11. British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC), Oxon (United Kingdom)
  12. National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO (United States)
  13. National Inst. of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD (United States)
  14. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  15. Internet2, Washington, DC (United States)
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Report Number(s):
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING Network requirements, high-performance networks, high-performance computing, data-intensive science, ESnet, climate science, CMIP5, KBase, Globus Online