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Securing user defined containers for scientific computing

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... For the purpose of this work, we concentrated on the scientific computing area, where users often express the wish to independently deploy containerized applications (bring your own environment / user-supplied images). Such scenarios raise demand for additional security mechanisms [3]. In this domain traditional attacks do not necessarily play an important role, a typical problem however is the risk of misuse of resources, for example by using HPC systems to mine crypto currencies [4]. ...
Docker promises the ability to package applications and their dependencies into lightweight containers that move easily between different distros, start up quickly and are isolated from each other.
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