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Primeur weekly 2018-09-03

Focus

Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules ...

Exascale supercomputing

Deep learning to predict fusion disruptions picked for first US exascale system ...

Quantum computing

Qrypt licenses ORNL's quantum random number generator to fortify encryption methods ...

Focus on Europe

Partnership between University of Amsterdam IAS and TNO to get a grip on complexity ...

The I4MS Initiative launches the first Disruptor Awards Contest for the best experiments featuring digital transformation ...

Middleware

Data In Science Technologies deploys Bright Cluster Manager at HudsonAlpha to improve cluster efficiency and scalability ...

SDSC awarded a three-year NSF grant for data reproducibility research ...

Altair introduces a disruptive new licensing model for the solidThinking software suite ...

Hardware

DDN finalizing acquisition of Tintri, expert in enterprise virtualization ...

New Texas supercomputer to push the frontiers of science ...

Penguin Computing expanding capabilities with new production facility, customer demonstration lab, and briefing centre in Fremont headquarters ...

GlobalFoundries reshapes technology portfolio to intensify focus on growing demand for differentiated offerings ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center selects Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand to accelerate new large-scale supercomputer ...

Mellanox announces availability of 200G LinkX copper and optical cables and transceiver for Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges supercomputer extended by National Science Foundation ...

Applications

Attacking aftershocks ...

RENCI to lead two $1 million grants to support data-intensive scientific research ...

National Science Foundation awards $4.9 million to protect U.S. scientific workflow ...

Manufacturing programme calls for proposals focused on challenges in steel and aluminum ...

University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne partner to further advanced manufacturing technologies and entrepreneurship ...

Study in which BSC participated suggests 2005 record of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic close to maximum possible ...

Russian scientists have increased the Internet speed up to one and a half times ...

Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models ...

2018 APAC HPC-AI Student Competition sharpens weather forecast accuracy and image recognition to deliver improved real-life results ...

OneClick.ai joins NVIDIA Inception programme ...

The Cloud

OpenStack bare metal Clouds, fast forward upgrades and hardware accelerators take centre stage in latest release, Rocky ...

National Science Foundation awards $4.9 million to protect U.S. scientific workflow


Von Welch. Photo by Emily Sterneman, Indiana University.
29 Aug 2018 Bloomington - A $4.9 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will fund a new Indiana University-led centre focused on protecting and securing U.S. research. The Research Security Operations Center, or ResearchSOC, is a virtual centre led by Indiana University (IU) and distributed across Indiana University, Duke University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and University of California San Diego. ResearchSOC will help provide the research and education community with the cybersecurity services, training and information sharing necessary to make scientific computing resilient to cyberattacks.

"Indiana University continues to play a vital and leading role in improving network security in higher education by assisting in the mitigation of cyberthreats and vulnerabilities, improving awareness and enhancing communications through trusted information sharing communities", Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie stated. "This latest grant from the National Science Foundation further strengthens IU's ability to enhance the nation's cybersecurity and national security with our research, resources and partnerships."

Von Welch, director of IU's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, is the principal investigator on the award.

"Research is increasingly conducted by international collaborations and virtual organisations using resources such as telescopes, microscopes, research computers and sensing devices - all of which are vulnerable to attack yet challenge traditional cybersecurity programmes", Von Welch stated. "ResearchSOC will tailor existing cybersecurity services and expertise from IU, Duke University, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and the University of California San Diego to the needs of the research and education community, strengthening the integrity and reliability of research data and products."

ResearchSOC will offer outreach and training to educate research project teams and the higher education information security community about cybersecurity. In addition, ResearchSOC experts will collaborate with the larger cybersecurity research community, of which they are a part, to improve information security. ResearchSOC complements the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, augmenting its assessment and leadership with operational cybersecurity services.

"Protecting the investments of our nation in the advancement of science is a growing national priority", stated Brad Wheeler, IU vice president for information technology and chief information officer. "ResearchSOC is just the latest example of IU's ongoing investments in cybersecurity to further grow jobs and expertise in the state of Indiana."

In March, IU and four other Big Ten universities announced OmniSOC, a specialized real-time cybersecurity operations centre, which provides trusted and rapid cyber intelligence to its university members. OmniSOC is based at IU and leverages two decades of experience and capabilities from GlobalNOC, IU's 24/7 Global Research Network Operations Center, which provides services to government and research and education networks across the nation.

As cybercrime has expanded over the years, IU has been steadily building its cybersecurity arsenal. The university's cybersecurity community includes the Maurer School of Law, the Kelley School of Business, the School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering, REN-ISAC, the University Information Policy Office, the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and the University Information Security Office.
Source: Indiana University

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-09-03

Focus

Automation helps CERN manage Big Data with easy-to-install SAFE data centre modules ...

Exascale supercomputing

Deep learning to predict fusion disruptions picked for first US exascale system ...

Quantum computing

Qrypt licenses ORNL's quantum random number generator to fortify encryption methods ...

Focus on Europe

Partnership between University of Amsterdam IAS and TNO to get a grip on complexity ...

The I4MS Initiative launches the first Disruptor Awards Contest for the best experiments featuring digital transformation ...

Middleware

Data In Science Technologies deploys Bright Cluster Manager at HudsonAlpha to improve cluster efficiency and scalability ...

SDSC awarded a three-year NSF grant for data reproducibility research ...

Altair introduces a disruptive new licensing model for the solidThinking software suite ...

Hardware

DDN finalizing acquisition of Tintri, expert in enterprise virtualization ...

New Texas supercomputer to push the frontiers of science ...

Penguin Computing expanding capabilities with new production facility, customer demonstration lab, and briefing centre in Fremont headquarters ...

GlobalFoundries reshapes technology portfolio to intensify focus on growing demand for differentiated offerings ...

Texas Advanced Computing Center selects Mellanox HDR 200G InfiniBand to accelerate new large-scale supercomputer ...

Mellanox announces availability of 200G LinkX copper and optical cables and transceiver for Ethernet and HDR InfiniBand ...

Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center's Bridges supercomputer extended by National Science Foundation ...

Applications

Attacking aftershocks ...

RENCI to lead two $1 million grants to support data-intensive scientific research ...

National Science Foundation awards $4.9 million to protect U.S. scientific workflow ...

Manufacturing programme calls for proposals focused on challenges in steel and aluminum ...

University of Wisconsin-Madison and Argonne partner to further advanced manufacturing technologies and entrepreneurship ...

Study in which BSC participated suggests 2005 record of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic close to maximum possible ...

Russian scientists have increased the Internet speed up to one and a half times ...

Preparing for chemical attacks with improved computer models ...

2018 APAC HPC-AI Student Competition sharpens weather forecast accuracy and image recognition to deliver improved real-life results ...

OneClick.ai joins NVIDIA Inception programme ...

The Cloud

OpenStack bare metal Clouds, fast forward upgrades and hardware accelerators take centre stage in latest release, Rocky ...