Towards A Software Defined Secure Data Staging Mechanism

Conference paper


Recently, the necessity and importance of supercomputing has been rapidly increasing in all scientific fields. Supercomputing centers in universities are assumed to satisfy scientists’ diverse demands and needs for supercomputing. In reality, however, medical and dental scientists who treat security-sensitive data have difficulties using any supercomputing system at a supercomputing center due to data security. In this paper, we report on our on-going research work towards the realization of a supercomputing environment where separation and isolation of our supercomputing environment is flexibly accomplished with Express Ethernet technology. Specifically, in this paper, we focus on an on-demand secure data staging mechanism that interacts with a job management system and a software defined networking technology, thus enabling minimum data exposure to third parties.



This work was supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number JP16H02802 and JP26330145. This research achievement is partly brought through the use of the supercomputer PC cluster for large-scale visualization (VCC).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cybermedia CenterOsaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.System Platform Research LaboratoriesNEC CorporationKawasakiJapan
  3. 3.Division of Medical InformaticsOsaka University Dental HospitalOsakaJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of Information ScienceNara Institute of Science and TechnologyNaraJapan
  5. 5.Strategic Technology Center, TIS Inc.TokyoJapan

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