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Visual Computing Center for Cyber Security

Keywords: Center of excellence, collaborative platform

Functional Components Description

The infrastructure provided by the University of Konstanz consists of several components which together enable the visual analysis of cyber security information. The individual components allow to efficiently analyze data using the machine learning infrastructure and afterward visualize it on either the Powerwall or in the Control Room setup. The interactive infrastructure aims to involve the user in the analysis process of security relevant information to semi-automatically generate and verify knowledge. The individual components and their interfaces are described in detail in the following sections. The visual computing center for cyber security consists of the following components:
- Powerwall: The Powerwall consists of a small cluster computer connected to the 5x2.1m² Powerwall with 11 megapixels, which was updated in 2016 for stereo projection and improved resolution. Through its wall-sized display, it is capable of displaying large-scale visualizations and animations of large datasets allowing for the development and evaluation of new modes of data analysis.
- Control Room: The Control Room features a combination of three 4k displays and an HD-resolution capacitive touch table for data visualization and interaction technology research. The combination of high-resolution screens with a touch-table allows the design of state-of-the-art and application-specific interaction techniques.
- Machine Learning Infrastructure: The Visual Computing Center for Cyber Security features a GPU-Cluster which consists of five NVIDIA Tesla P100 HPC graphic cards. Until now, these are among the fastest GPUs for high-performance computing. The compute-cluster is primarily used for the analysis of large and high-dimensional datasets with data mining techniques, including state-of-the-art neural networks.

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