Fall 2020 Virtual ESCC Meeting Open for Registration


The Fall 2020 ESCC Meeting Will Be Held Virtually

October 22-23, 2020 from 8:30 am to 13:00 PM Pacific Time.

Hello ESCC,

ASCR has asked ESnet and the ESCC to devote the Fall meeting to the issue of site resilience.  We wish to create a simple framework for understanding site resilience that we can use to develop an ESnet Site User Resiliency Strategy. This framework will enable all ESnet stakeholders (ESCC, Site User CIOs, HQ program leads, cyber security officials, etc.) to have clear conversations about managing and sharing risk. This work also has the potential to drive new investments in resiliency improvements. 

The Fall 2020 ‘Virtual’ ESCC will be singularly focused on establishing the groundwork necessary to enhance the site resiliency strategy, aligning associated ESnet and Site policies, and creating a framework and possible project list to guide funding. To achieve this outcome, ESCC members and ESnet will have some homework to do:

ESCC Site Users:

  • Site(s) Resiliency: Document the existing resiliency profile for each site (some Site Users have multiple physical sites), to include:

Current state on resilient connections to ESnet
Desires for resilient connections to ESnet
Status updates on any relevant planning, cost estimating, exploration for resilient connection to ESnet

  • Intra-Site Resiliency: Networking resiliency and capacity intra-site. How does site network facilitate big data flows to/from user facilities on their Lab campus
  • Performance Requirements for Science Mission: Information on the site’s science data growth potential and/or high performance networking requirements (e.g., high capacity, low latency, dedicated links) that inform site connection design; for each requirement please provide information on the source (e.g., the sponsor who has issued the requirement).
  • Performance Requirements for Non-Science Mission: Information on non-science use of ESnet (particularly use supporting continuity of operations, national security, or other critical functions) 
  • If applicable, an overview of any specific network performance agreements with internal users or external partners (uptime, latency, etc.)


  • Review, update and publish relevant network resilience and connection policies and standards.
  • Update status of current upgrade projects in process (connection upgrades, new fiber path investigations, etc.), including new site connections planned as part of the ESnet6 project
  • Review outages and outage tickets that may have resulted in site losing connection

In order to have the most effective meeting, we need to have your site information as quickly as possible, with a target date of September 30, 2020 for all site information to be received. A site report template is attached in this email. Please email your inputs as a PDF file to Ling Liang (lliang@es.net). We will be posting all site and ESnet information on the ESCC web site (escc.es.net) under the password protected ‘members only’ area.
 If you have any questions, please contact Surya Singh (Surya.Singh@pnnl.gov) or Patty Giuntoli (pmgiuntoli@es.net). 


Click here to start the no-cost registration and add the meeting to your calendar. Looking forward to seeing you all (virtually) on October 22, 23!



ESnet Site Coordinators Committee, or ESCC, meetings are held twice-a-year. The meetings provide a forum for the National Laboratory Site Coordinators and their staff to coordinate and plan network activities with ESnet staff, and with each other, on common networking issues where collective effort is necessary or beneficial. 

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About ESnet

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's (DOE) Office of Science and located within the Scientific Networking Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ESnet provides scientists with access to unique DOE research facilities and computing resources.