Lustre Data Security Technical Talk
WARP Mechanics’ CTO, Josh Judd, will be presenting the technical session, “Managing self-encrypting HDDs with Lustre/ZFS” at the annual Lustre User Group.
Encrypting data at rest for HPC systems is almost always desirable. But doing so in an open Lustre system historically has involved cost and performance trade-offs.
Software encryption imposes performance penalties undesirable in HPC systems, whereas hardware systems traditionally required vendor-locked and expensive proprietary approaches.
This talk will discuss how WARP Mechanics architected a simple software solution for managing standards-based enterprise-grade hardware self-encrypting HDDs, to strike a balance using high performance hardware encryption with low cost open software.