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High-Performance Computing Security Working Group HPCSec-WG


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. The ability to process large volumes of data, perform complex simulations at high speeds, and conduct large-scale AI/ML model training is vital to the nation's vision for maintaining its global competitive edge. 

Security for HPC systems is an essential component that provides the anticipated benefits. We aim to help the HPC community create an HPC Risk Management Framework (RMF) that shall provide comprehensive and reliable security guidance to identify, eliminate, and minimize risks in using, operating, and managing HPC systems. We will organize workshops to listen to the community's needs, coordinate and lead the development of NIST security and privacy control overlay for HPC, and respond to the community's feedback. We seek volunteers/contributors interested in helping us develop the HPC security guidance. You can join us by subscribing to the mailing list at




Created November 02, 2017, Updated May 30, 2024