NIST is requesting public comments on the initial public draft of
Special Publication (SP) 800-223, High-Performance
Computing (HPC) Security: Architecture, Threat Analysis, and Security Posture.
Executive Order 13702 established the National Strategic Computing
Initiative (NSCI) to maximize the benefits of high-performance computing (HPC)
for economic competitiveness and scientific discovery. Securing HPC systems is
challenging due to their size; performance requirements; diverse and complex
hardware, software, and applications; varying security requirements; the nature
of shared resources; and the continuing evolution of HPC systems.
Draft SP 800-223 provides guidance on standardizing and
facilitating the sharing of HPC security postures by introducing a zone-based
HPC system reference model that captures common features of HPC systems and
serves as a foundation for a system lexicon. The draft also discusses HPC
system threat analysis, security postures, challenges, and recommendations.
The public comment period for this
initial public draft is open through April 7, 2022. See
details for a copy of the draft and instructions for submitting
comments. Additional information can be found at the NIST HPC Security
Working Group website. A 3rd High-Performance Computing
Workshop will be held March 15-16, 2023; see the event page
for more details and a registration link.
A call for patent claims is included on page ii of this document. For
additional information, see the Information
Technology Laboratory (ITL) Patent Policy–Inclusion of Patents in ITL