Hybrid networks: lessons learned and future challenges based on ESnet4 experience

  title={Hybrid networks: lessons learned and future challenges based on ESnet4 experience},
  author={Inder Monga and Chin Guok and William E. Johnston and Brian Tierney},
  journal={IEEE Communications Magazine},
ESnet, the Energy Sciences Network, has the mission of providing the network infrastructure to the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science programs and facilities, which depend on large collaborations and large-scale data sharing, enabling them to accomplish their science. ESnet4 - a hybrid IP and dynamic circuit network designed in 2006 and completed in 2008 - has managed to effectively satisfy the networking needs of the science community, easily handling dramatic growth in traffic… CONTINUE READING
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