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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project

6 Sep 2012 Bloomington - The United States Department of Energy has awarded Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) a three-year grant to further research and enhance how scientific collaborations across the country handle identity management.

Identity management systems help manage scientific users across a broad spectrum of computer networks and ensure only trusted users access important systems and data. Under the $437,000 grant, CACR researchers will engage with scientific collaborations such as the Earth Systems Grid, National Fusion Collaboratory and the Open Science Grid, which operate sophisticated identity management infrastructures, examining those systems to form a coherent model of trust relationships, and implementing software to better support trustworthy scientific computing.

"Identity management is fundamental for establishing trust in modern scientific collaborations", stated the grant's principal investigator, CACR Deputy Director Von Welch. "It involves managing entities and privileges - who they are, how they are identified, how they are authenticated, what privileges they have, what roles and responsibilities they have - and enabling the communication of that identity information to interacting entities, allowing them to authenticate and authorize each other."

As science collaborations have grown, the collaboration itself has become a key component of identity management, defining the roles of scientists and their privileges to access resources. Collaborations such as the Earth Systems Grid, National Fusion Collaboratory and the Open Science Grid have developed different solutions to handling this challenge.

"These large-scale collaborations, being a relatively new development, have generated a great deal of both innovation and controversy in the scientific community with regards to their role in identity management", Von Welch stated. "A number of implementations exist, but a common model and nomenclature to describe these implementations has yet to be arrived at."

The three-year grant from the Department of Energy will allow Von Welch to engage with collaborators to research existing implementations, and determine the trust model they represent between users and resource providers. The result, he believes, will be one of the first true comprehensive models of collaborations within an identity management system. Welch also plans to develop software supporting the validation of the model developed and advancing the state of identity management practice.

Results of the project will be open and made freely available upon completion.
Source: Indiana University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...