“Security in Lustre reflects its roots as a high performance computing (HPC) file system,” said John Hammond of Intel’s High Performance Data Division. In traditional HPC deployments, Lustre resides in a physically secure and logically isolated environment, dependent on strict network access controls, managed by large and siloed teams focused on what’s happening with the systems, and accessed by users already holding appropriate clearances to log on and use the resources.
USENIX Security ’14 brings together researchers, practitioners, systems programmers and engineers, and others interested in the latest advances in the security of computer systems and networks. The 3-day program includes a Keynote Address by Phil Lapsley; Invited Talks by Joseph Menn and Rolando R. Lopez; over 60 refereed paper presentations; and evening events including Birds-of-a-Feather Read more…
This week the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin announced a partnership with Toopher, the company behind the multifactor authentication solution of the same name. TACC revealed that starting in December it will begin pilot testing on Toopher’s smart phone-based multi-factor authentication technology to provide secure access within TACC’s Read more…
For the largest computer systems in the world, keeping IT assets safe presents a unique set of challenges.
<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/test_tube_image_200x.jpg” alt=”” width=”93″ height=”61″ />The top research stories of the week include the 2012 Turing Prize winners; an examination of MIC acceleration in short-range molecular dynamics simulations; a new computer model to help predict the best HIV treatment; the role of atmospheric clouds in climate change models; and more reliable HPC cloud computing.
The GSAs FedRAMP program has cloud providers looking to receive government endorsement.
The Open Data Center Alliance has released the results of its second annual member survey.
<em>Achieving Federated and Self-Manageable Cloud Infrastructures: Theory and Practice</em> provides an analysis of the main issues surrounding cloud federation.
HPC and grid/cloud expert Wolfgang Gentzsch conducts an interview with Paolo Balboni, scientific director of the European Privacy Association and founding partner at ICT Legal Consulting in Milan. Dr. Balboni will be featured speaker at ISC Cloud in Mannheim, Germany, Sept. 26-27, 2012, where he will be discussing the legal aspects of cloud computing.
New Microsoft report shows that beyond the expected financial benefits, cloud services may offer more comprehensive security features compared to in-house IT operations.