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Software Partitioning for Protecting High-Performance Code

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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2009 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Reservoir Labs., Inc.
632 Broadway, Suite 803 New York, NY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Software Partitioning for Protecting High-Performance Code
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: FA8650-09-C-1645
Award Amount: $749,885.00


Critical technology is increasingly encoded as software, exposing it to risk of loss when deployed on platforms in hostile environments. Because of this, special anti-tamper hardware may be incorporated into a device to prevent access to the software. The platform may also include insecure hardware resources, due to reasons of cost or power. There is a need to structure software in such a way that it can most effectively take advantage of both the protection afforded by the secure hardware and also the computational power provided by the non-secure hardware. In this project, we addressed the issue of protecting high-performance embedded computing (HPEC) code by partitioning it as necessary to execute sensitive portions on anti-tamper hardware. We based our software partitioning approach on Reservoir's R-Stream optimizing C compiler. R-Stream uses an innovative loop transformation framework to perform mapping and optimization of C programs to a variety of high-performance computing platforms. R-Stream is able to parallelize the static control programs that represent most of the high-performance computing application space in a way that is compatible with the goal of partitioning for execution on anti-tamper hardware.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Springer
Managing Engineer

Business Contact:

Melanie Peters
Business Manager
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632 Broadway Suite 803 New York, NY 10012

EIN/Tax ID: 061303098
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No