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Title: Secure Collaborative Environment for Seamless Sharing of Scientific Knowledge

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In a secure collaborative environment, tera-bytes of data generated from powerful scientific instruments are used to train secure machine learning (ML) models on exascale computing systems, which are then securely shared with internal or external collaborators as cloud-based services. Devising such a secure platform is necessary for seamless scientific knowledge sharing without compromising individual, or institute-level, intellectual property and privacy details. By enabling new computing opportunities with sensitive data, we envision a secure collaborative environment that will play a significant role in accelerating scientific discovery. Several recent technological advancements have made it possible to realize these capabilities. In this paper, we present our efforts at ORNL toward developing a secure computation platform. We present a use case where scientific data generated from complex instruments, like those at the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS), are used to train a differential privacy enabled deep learning (DL) network on Summit, which is then hosted as a secure multi-party computation (MPC) service on ORNL’s Compute and Data Environment for Science (CADES) cloud computing platform for third-party inference. In this feasibility study, we discuss the challenges involved, elaborate on leveraged technologies, analyze relevant performance results and present the future vision of our work to establish secure collaboration capabilities within and outside of ORNL.

Research Organization:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Resource Relation:
Journal Volume: 1512; Conference: Smoky Mountains Computational Sciences and Engineering Conference (SMC) - Kingsport, Tennessee, United States of America - 10/18/2021 8:00:00 AM-10/20/2021 8:00:00 AM
Country of Publication:
United States