High Performance Computing Modernization Program Kerberos Throughput Test Report
Technical Report,01 Oct 2016,01 Aug 2017
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON United States
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Kerberos is a network authentication protocol developed at MIT to provide encryption for clientserver 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.
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