ESnet’s Mike Bennett Retiring after 26 Years of Making Key Connections


Since he started working at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory back in 1988, Mike Bennett has found himself in the middle of a number of interesting transitions. But come April 30, he’ll make his last one – transitioning into retirement.
 
When Bennett started as an engineering technologist at the Bevatron, one end of the control room was filled with analog equipment featuring knobs, dials, oscilloscopes and other devices. At the other end was a computer powered by an Intel 286 CPU.  Since then things have gotten a lot faster and one of Bennett’s more recent projects was connecting Berkeley Lab to ESnet’s 100 gigabit-per-second network backbone.

Along the way, he’s also played a key role in establishing energy-efficiency standards for network equipment, earning recognition from IEEE for his contributions. »Read more.

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