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Cluster security with NVisionCC: Process monitoring by leveraging emergent properties

Koenig, GA and Xin, M and Lee, AJ and Treaster, M and Kiyanclar, N and Yurcik, W (2005) Cluster security with NVisionCC: Process monitoring by leveraging emergent properties. In: UNSPECIFIED UNSPECIFIED, 121 - 132. ISBN 0780390741, 9780780390744

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We have observed that supercomputing clusters made up of commodity off-the-shelf computers possess emergent properties that are apparent when these systems are considered as an indivisible entity rather than as a collection of independent nodes. By exploiting predicatable characteristics inherent to supercomputing clusters coupled with these emergent properties, we propose several mechanisms by which cluster security may be enhanced. In this paper, we describe NVisionCC, a cluster security tool that monitors processes across cluster nodes and raises alerts when deviations from a predefined profile of expected processes are noted. Additionally, we demonstrate that the monitoring infrastructure used by NVisionCC incurs a negligible performance penalty on the computational and network resources of the cluster. © 2005 IEEE.


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Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Koenig, GA
Xin, M
Lee, AJadamlee@pitt.eduADAMLEE
Treaster, M
Kiyanclar, N
Yurcik, W
Date: 1 December 2005
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: 2005 IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid, CCGrid 2005
Volume: 1
Page Range: 121 - 132
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1109/ccgrid.2005.1558543
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Computer Science
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 0780390741, 9780780390744
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2012 20:01
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:56


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