3Q with David Oh – ESnet’s new Network Operations Engineer!

Before joining ESnet, David Oh was a Senior Data Center Engineer at XR Trading. He lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and his dog, a Havanese, poodle, and super mutt mix. Before moving to LA, he liked to spend his time working on his BMW E46 M3, not necessarily because he wanted to, but more often because he had to (15-year-old BMWs WILL break down on a near-weekly basis).

A photo of David Oh
David Oh

What brought you to ESnet?

I was working on cutting edge infrastructure in the trading world. I helped make things go faster so the company could flourish. After learning how ESnet supports research and development labs all over the world, I was excited at the prospect of helping science and humanity flourish.

What is the most exciting thing going on in your field right now?

I feel like automation is being used in amazing and creative ways to make tedious and mundane tasks in the networking world easier to accomplish.

What book, movie, or podcast would you recommend?

I enjoy listening to the Art of Network Engineering and, of course, the occasional crime mystery podcasts!

CERN’s Large Hadron Collider Begins Run 3 

Today, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), begins Run 3, a new period of data taking! This comes after more than three years of upgrade and maintenance work.

Image: CERN

ESnet is looking forward to continuing to support the US LHC community for Run 3 through its connectivity to CERN. ESnet carries all traffic for LHC from Europe to the US, to the two Tier 1 centers at Fermilab and Brookhaven National Lab, and for all the physicists in Tier 2 centers in Universities. You can see the list of LHCONE collaborators at my.es.net/lhcone/list.

View the traffic on our trans-Atlantic links live at my.es.net.

Check out CERN’s livestream of the event here.