Title: Multi-layer security analysis and experimentation of high speed protocol data transfer for GRID

Authors: Danilo Valeros Bernardo; Doan B. Hoang

Addresses: i-NEXT, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. ' i-NEXT, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, The University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Abstract: GRID computing infrastructures and applications coordinate uncontrolled and decentralised resources; using new fast data transfer protocols deliver and provide high data transmission that can meet high performance computing requirements of users, institutions, and industries. For such environments standard transport protocols such as TCP and UDP are not always sufficient given their fixed set of properties and limited flexibility. We analyse a new high-speed UDT (UDP-Data Transfer), a protocol considered to have addressed the limitation issues of TCP and UDP. However, this protocol was designed without a well-thought-out security. We surveyed and conducted experiments on existing security mechanisms to determine their viability to secure UDT. The results of the experiments provide important dimensions to our aim of developing comprehensive security architecture for UDT in the future.

Keywords: grid computing; UDT security; high speed networks; QKD; DTLS, UDT-AO; CGA; multi-layer security analysis; high speed data transfer; data transfer protocols; high performance computing.

DOI: 10.1504/IJGUC.2012.047758

International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, 2012 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.81 - 88

Received: 11 Jun 2011
Accepted: 04 Aug 2011

Published online: 20 Dec 2014 *

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