Secure, performance-oriented data management for nanoCMOS electronics

Sinnott, R.O. et al. (2008) Secure, performance-oriented data management for nanoCMOS electronics. In: Fourth IEEE International Conference on E-Science: 7-12 December 2008, Indiana, USA. IEEE Computer Society: Piscataway, N.J., USA, pp. 87-94. (doi: 10.1109/eScience.2008.21)

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The EPSRC pilot project Meeting the Design Challenges of nanoCMOS Electronics (nanoCMOS) is focused upon delivering a production level e-Infrastructure to meet the challenges facing the semiconductor industry in dealing with the next generation of ‘atomic-scale’ transistor devices. This scale means that previous assumptions on the uniformity of transistor devices in electronics circuit and systems design are no longer valid, and the industry as a whole must deal with variability throughout the design process. Infrastructures to tackle this problem must provide seamless access to very large HPC resources for computationally expensive simulation of statistic ensembles of microscopically varying physical devices, and manage the many hundreds of thousands of files and meta-data associated with these simulations. A key challenge in undertaking this is in protecting the intellectual property associated with the data, simulations and design process as a whole. In this paper we present the nanoCMOS infrastructure and outline an evaluation undertaken on the Storage Resource Broker (SRB) and the Andrew File System (AFS) considering in particular the extent that they meet the performance and security requirements of the nanoCMOS domain. We also describe how metadata management is supported and linked to simulations and results in a scalable and secure manner.

Item Type:Book Sections
Keywords:Andrew file system, storage resource broker, nanoCMOS electronics, security, performance
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 Stewart, Dr Gordon and Sinnott, Professor Richard and Asenov, Professor Asen
Authors: Sinnott, R.O., Bayliss, C., Davenhall, C., Harbulot, B., Jones, M., Millar, C., Roy, G., Roy, S., Stewart, G., Watt, J., and Asenov, A.
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
University Services > IT Services > E-Science
Publisher:IEEE Computer Society

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