Network Performance HOWTO

If your network throughput is less than you expect, follow these steps to ensure you are getting the best throughput possible:

  1. Make sure that the client and server end hosts are properly tuned.
  2. Determine your required and expected throughput.
  3. Verify that there is no packet loss on your end-to-end path.
  4. Use the right file transfer tool.

 See the Network Troubleshooting Quick Reference Guide and the Network Troubleshooting Section of fasterdata for more information.


ESnet staff are experienced in solving performance problems. If you or your project is having trouble moving the data to or from a DOE science lab or other ESnet site, you are welcome to contact for assistance.