Accession Number : AD1042883

Title :   High Performance Computing Modernization Program Kerberos Throughput Test Report

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,01 Aug 2017


Personal Author(s) : Gdula,Daniel G ; Molnar,Joseph A

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Report Date : 26 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Kerberos is a network authentication protocol developed at MIT to provide encryption for client/server functions. The team at the HPCMP maintains an internally developed, adapted version of an older MIT Kerberos release for user access via the network to the HPCMP supercomputers. The HPCMP has re-baselined the HPCMP Kerberos to the most current MIT Kerberos release, and has incorporated HPCMP unique functionality as Kerberos plugins. These plugins include Yubikey authentication, PIPE credential caching, and support for DoD X.509 certificates. Throughput testing was required to determine if file transfer speeds improved with the pre-release production kit. Throughput performance was measured on a variety of operating systems employed by HPC users.

Descriptors :   high performance computing , computing system architectures , information operations , simulations , data processing , cryptography , wide area networks , software development , department of defense , military research , application protocols , operating systems , throughput , supercomputers

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE