Session: M10: Computer Protection at Open Scientific Facilities
  Title: M10: Computer Protection at Open Scientific Facilities
  Chair: Stephen Lau (NERSC/LBNL)
  Time: Monday, November 17, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
  Rm #: 39
  William T Kramer (NERSC/LBNL), Stephen Lau (NERSC/LBNL), Dr. Vern Paxson (LBNL/ICSI), James Rothfuss (LBNL)
  Content-Level: 10% Introductory 50% Intermediate 40% Advanced

Abstract: The ability for scientists to collaborate unfettered over networks is critical for high performance computational (HPC) environments. This need however is tempered by the realities of today's interconnected computational environments where protection from unauthorized access and usage is a necessity. How does one find an effective balance between the needs of an open scientific research facility and simultaneously protecting the site from attacks? What challenges lie ahead in high performance security?

This tutorial addresses these questions by exploring various topics of computer security as it relates to an open, high-performance computer facility. Some of the topics we will address are:

1) The unique nature and demands within an HPC environment

2) Addressing the needs of computer protection in an HPC environment

3) An overview of current trends in attacks and incidents

4) Intrusion detection in an HPC environment

5) The future of high performance computing protection

SCinet, the SC conference network, resembles networks at open scientific facilities. Some of the tools deployed at open scientific facilities are also deployed at SC for computer protection. We will show real network attack statistics collected at SC03 and explain how the techniques described in the tutorial are in use at SC.
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