On July 2015, the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) was established to maximize the benefits of High-Performance Computing (HPC) for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery. For HPC systems to deliver their anticipated benefits, their security requirements must be adequately addressed. To that effect, NIST hosted a workshop in September 2016 that brought together stakeholders from industry, academia, and government to gather their perspectives on the state of technology and future directions. As part of that continuing mission, NIST will host a workshop on March 27-28, 2018 to: review progress in this technology area; assess the threat environment based upon findings and field experience; and build a foundation for development of consensus security principles and controls that are appropriate for the HPC ecosystem.
- Sean Peisert, et al., "ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Integrity," U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science report, LBNL Technical Report number LBNL-6953E, February, 2015.
- Sean Peisert, et al., "ASCR Cybersecurity for Scientific Computing Integrity - Research Pathways and Ideas," U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science report, LBNL Technical Report number LBNL-191105, September, 2015.
- Sean Peisert, "Security in High-Performance Computing Environments," Communications of the ACM (CACM), 60(9):72–80, September 2017.
- NIST Working Draft: An Action Plan for High Performance Computing Security (Pdf)