Integrating security solutions to support nanoCMOS electronics research

Sinnott, R.O. et al. (2008) Integrating security solutions to support nanoCMOS electronics research. In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications: 10-12 December 2008, Sydney, NSW, Australia. IEEE Computer Society: Los Alamitos, USA, pp. 71-79. ISBN 9780769534718 (doi: 10.1109/ISPA.2008.132)

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The UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Meeting the Design Challenges of nanoCMOS Electronics (nanoCMOS) is developing a research infrastructure for collaborative electronics research across multiple institutions in the UK with especially strong industrial and commercial involvement. Unlike other domains, the electronics industry is driven by the necessity of protecting the intellectual property of the data, designs and software associated with next generation electronics devices and therefore requires fine-grained security. Similarly, the project also demands seamless access to large scale high performance compute resources for atomic scale device simulations and the capability to manage the hundreds of thousands of files and the metadata associated with these simulations. Within this context, the project has explored a wide range of authentication and authorization infrastructures facilitating compute resource access and providing fine-grained security over numerous distributed file stores and files. We conclude that no single security solution meets the needs of the project. This paper describes the experiences of applying X.509-based certificates and public key infrastructures, VOMS, PERMIS, Kerberos and the Internet2 Shibboleth technologies for nanoCMOS security. We outline how we are integrating these solutions to provide a complete end-end security framework meeting the demands of the nanoCMOS electronics domain.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Authentication, authorization, virtual organizations, PERMIS, VOMS, kerberos, X509, shibboleth
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Roy, Dr Gareth and Watt, Dr John and Bayliss, Mr Christopher and Roy, Professor Scott and Millar, Dr Campbell and Sinnott, Professor Richard and Asenov, Professor Asen and Martin, Mr David
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., Bayliss, C., Doherty, T., Martin, D., Millar, C., Stewart, G., Watt, J., Asenov, A., Roy, G., Roy, S., Davenhall, C., Harbulot, B., and Jones, M.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:University Services > IT Services > Computing Service
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2008 IEEE Computer Society
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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