Tecnalia's Industrial Blockchain Facilities



Functional Components Description

The Blockchain Laboratory has a high capacity to quickly process the large amount of digitized data, obtained today, as a result of industrial processes, as well as the business logic offered by Blockchain that can lead to complex communication mechanisms between multiple Smart Contracts and in which, each of them must process complex entries in a minimum time. For this reason, this laboratory is composed of:

  • DELL Servers of Deep Learning with graphic cards

  • DellEMC Unity 350F Flash Storage System

  • HSM device


Services provided

Support platform for R + D + i projects

This platform will be used to develop R+D+i projects with a cooperative approach. Participants may use their own nodes, both individually or with third parties, in order to carry out other R+D+I projects of a different nature in relevant conditions. These projects should be mainly conducted by researchers and in a one-off case private projects may be developed. In the latter case, pay-per-use models may be contemplated for using the testbed for the aim of financing the projects amortization or maintenance.

Training

The asset may be used as a platform for offering and developing a wide-range of training activities, as for instance, cyber-ranges. In other words, enabling access to the testbed to end users, companies offering cybersecurity training or researchers, so they can prepare and provide training or sophisticated simulation environments.

Support for awareness actions or generation of cybersecurity culture in DLT

In the event that public-private partnerships are encouraged, the testbed will enable conducting activities in order to support international events, to create scenarios for attracting talent or to promote the local companies as leaders in industrial cybersecurity.


Keywords

DLT, Blockchain


Services

  • Support platform for R + D + I projects: participants may use their own nodes, both individually or with third parties, in order to carry out other R+D+I projects of a different nature in relevant conditions.

  • Training: enabling access to the testbed to end users, companies offering cybersecurity training or researchers, so they can prepare and provide training or sophisticated simulation environments.

  • Support for awareness actions or generation of cybersecurity culture in DLT: the testbed will enable conducting activities in order to support international events, to create scenarios for attracting talent or to promote the local companies as leaders in industrial cybersecurity.


Technical equipment

  • Deep learing servers with graphical cards. Two state-of-the-art servers with high computing capacity (DELL PowerEdge R740). Each server is composed of:

    • 24 cores distributed in 2 12-core processors Intel Xeon® Xeon® Gold 6146 (3.2GHz, 12C / 24T, 24M cache, 2UPI, 165W, Turbo, HT) • Chassis with up to 8 SAS / SATA 2.5 "hard drives

    • 128 GB of RAM in 4 RDIMMs of 32 GB DDR4 to 2666 MHZ • iDrac9 Enterprise with KVM for management

    • 2 Solid State Hard Drives of 960 GB SSD SATA to 6G, mixed use, 2.5 "

    • 1 HBA Fiber Channel 16Gb QLogic 2692 dual port

    • 2 SFP + cards with four 10Gb Intel X710 ports

    • 6 Fans

    • 2 redundant 1600 Watt power supplies

    • 1 NVIDIA Tesla P100 GPU 12GB graphics acceleration card. The graphics cards are NVIDIA PASCAL P100. 2 Switches Dell Networking S4048-ON, 48 ports 10GbE SFP + and 6 ports 40GbE QSFP +. Each switch includes 24 Twinax cables from 1 meter SFP+ to SFP+ to 10Gb

  • Flash storage solution:

    • DellEMC Unity 350F All-Flash cab, with Intel® Xeon® processor technology, with 16 Gb FC connectivity

    • Disks: 5 Flash 2.5 "1.92 TB

    • Total capacity: 5 TB net

    • Performance: 67500 IOPS

    • The proposed composition allows a growth of more than double the current capacity thanks to the 20 free disk slots (17 TB additional net with disks of 1.92 TB), without the need for expansion trays.

    • The equipment is complemented with 2 Brocade 6505 Switches from 24 ports to 16 Gb FC, 12 of them licensed and active.

  • Hardware security module: Hardware-based cryptographic device that generates, stores and protects cryptographic keys.


Use request

Non-profit