Computerome – Supercomputer for Life Science, strengthens security with LogPoint

LogPoint helps secure Life Science workload on Computerome, one of the world’s fastest supercomputers with Security Information and Event Management solution (SIEM).

Keeping a tight check on Big data and meticulously documenting how users access information is a regulatory requirement in Computerome – the Danish National Life Science Supercomputing Center. The Computerome Center has choosen the LogPoint SIEM solution as a key security platform to ensure the highest security level and compliance.

Background

Computerome – The Danish National Life Science Supercomputing Center, is a High-Performance Computing facility specialized for Life Science. The Supercomputer is a collaboration between Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Copenhagen (UCPH).

Computerome debuted in November 2014, it ranked as number 121 on the TOP500 Supercomputing sites in the world, and it remains among the fastest supercomputers in the world.

LogPoint allows Computerome administrators to quickly detect unusual behavior in the system and to prevent misuse and data breaches. It provides that extra layer of security on top of the established security controls, which is required when handling vast amounts of data. It also allows us to provide our users with full insight and transparency.

Peter Løngreen, National Life Science Supercomputing Center
Computerome Peter Løngreen about the LogPoint SIEM solution

The challenge

Traditionally High Performance Computing facilities are optimized for small data sets and large amounts of CPU power is deployed with a few specific applications such as simulations. However, Life Science research has special demands. Computerome is optimized for big data analysis with parallelism, intelligent handling of multiple data types and diverse tasks like image analysis and DNA assembly while ensuring high security.

To ensure the highest levels of security and compliance the Computerome center set out to consolidate and implement a new solution to analyze the log data generated by the Supercomputer and the attached systems, in particular the storage units holding vast amounts of data.

The solution:

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