Computing protection in open HPC environments

Stephen Q. Lau, Scott Campbell, William T. Kramer, Brian L. Tierney

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Scientific collaboration is critical in high performance computational (HPC) environments. Computer security incidents, however, are a constant threat in today's interconnected computational environments. Many sites struggle with finding a balance between the needs of users and the threat from unauthorized usage or access. Understanding the constantly changing battlefield is critical for effective and optimal deployment of computer security resources.This tutorial will provide an underlying knowledge of the current state of computer security, its effects on HPC environments and mitigation strategies. Topics we will address include:1.HPC Security Fundamentals2.HPC Security Protection Fundamentals3.Intrusion Detection Using Bro4.The Changing Computer Protection Environment5.Cross-site Implications of Collaborative Environments6.Keeping One Step Ahead7.Risk Assessment, Mitigation and Compliance8.Components of a Good Protection ProgramWe will also show how described techniques are in use at SC06 to protect SCinet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, SC'06
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE Conference on Supercomputing, SC'06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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