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3rd High-Performance Computing Security Workshop: Joint NIST-NSF Workshop Report



Yang Guo, Jeremy Licata, Victoria Yan Pillitteri, Sanjay (Jay) Rekhi, Robert Beverly, Xin Yuan, Gary Key, Rickey Gregg, Stephen Bowman, Catherine Hinton, Albert Reuther, Ryan Adamson, Aron Warren, Purushotham Bangalore, Erik Deumens, Csilla Farkas


High-performance computing (HPC) is a vital computational infrastructure for processing large data volumes, performing complex simulations, and conducting advanced machine learning model training. As such, HPC is a critical component of scientific discovery, innovation, and economic competitiveness. Cybersecurity thus plays an important role in HPC by safeguarding against abuse and misuse and ensuring data and research integrity. However, HPC systems often have unique hardware, software, and user environments that pose distinct cybersecurity challenges. This collaborative workshop gathered stakeholders from government, academia, and industry to discuss community needs, ongoing activities, and future directions in HPC security. This public workshop report provides detailed summaries of technical sessions, key takeaways from breakout sessions, and a summary of the keynote presentations.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 8476
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high-performance computing (HPC), HPC security, HPC security posture, security guidance, security compliance.


Guo, Y. , Licata, J. , Pillitteri, V. , Rekhi, S. , Beverly, R. , Yuan, X. , Key, G. , Gregg, R. , Bowman, S. , Hinton, C. , Reuther, A. , Adamson, R. , Warren, A. , Bangalore, P. , Deumens, E. and Farkas, C. (2023), 3rd High-Performance Computing Security Workshop: Joint NIST-NSF Workshop Report, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed May 24, 2024)


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Created September 26, 2023