China Prepares for Quantum Age

January 24, 2014

Exascale isn't the only international computing race currently underway. Around the world national interests are also scrambling to build quantum computers capa Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

NSA’s ‘Secret War on Encryption’ Exposed

September 9, 2013

Documents made public by former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency (NSA) has thwarted or circumvented many of the privacy safeguards of the Internet as part of a highly classified program codenamed Bullrun... Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

The Week in HPC Research

March 14, 2013

The top research stories of the week include the 2012 Turing Prize winners; an examination of MIC acceleration in short-range molecular dynamics simulations; a new computer model to help predict the best HIV treatment; the role of atmospheric clouds in climate change models; and more reliable HPC cloud computing. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

GPU Monster Shreds Password Hashes

December 6, 2012

Today's notion of safe passwords may soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to cheaper hardware, cloud software, and free password cracking programs, it's easier than ever to hack these digital keys. Just how easy? Earlier this week, a custom-built GPU cluster tore through 348 billion password hashes per second during the Passwords^12 Conference in Oslo, Norway. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Quantum Computing Holds Key to Perfect Cloud Security

January 23, 2012

Blind quantum computing protocol preserves the privacy of user data in the cloud. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Considerations for the Cryptographic Cloud

March 11, 2011

Members of the Microsoft Research Cryptography Group describe the complexities of building a secure cloud storage service on top of a public cloud infrastructure, which is often not fully trusted by the user. Dr. Kamara and Dr. Lauter also shed light on key architectures that combine recent and non-standard cryptographic primitives and survey the benefits such rchitectures would provide to both cloud providers and their end users. Read more…

By Seny Kamara and Kristin Lauter -- Microsoft Research Cryptography Group

The State of Quantum

October 18, 2010

Despite numerous advances, practical quantum computing still five decades out. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Quantum Computer Simulation: New World Record on JUGENE

June 28, 2010

The civil engineer Konrad Zuse was born in Berlin exactly 100 years ago. In 1941, he built the world's first computer. And thanks to his pioneering work, the scientists at the Jülich Supercomputing Center have now succeeded in setting a world record by simulating the largest quantum computer system with 42 qubits. Read more…

By Markus Henkel

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