Lustre Data Security Technical Talk

Lustre Data Security Technical Talk

WARP Mechanics’ CTO, Josh Judd, will be presenting the technical session, “Managing self-encrypting HDDs with┬áLustre/ZFS” at the annual Lustre User Group.

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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.