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Primeur weekly 2019-06-24

Focus

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

TOP500 list of supercomputers slowly swallowed by dark matter ...

Exascale supercomputing

VECMA VVUQ Toolkit month 12 release: FabSim3, EasyVVUQ, QCG and application tutorials are available now ...

Quantum computing

Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group ...

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG to publish new policy document on national e-Infrastructure landscape in Europe ...

Middleware

Jardine OneSolution (JOS) in Singapore joins the Bright Reseller programme ...

Hardware

DDN's dominance of data-intensive storage continues with record benchmarks and expanded market position ...

SDSC receives new funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research ...

Researchers to take advantage of DOE's advanced supercomputers ...

WekaIO named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research ...

Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe ...

AMAX unveils new series of servers for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...

EU-project S2S4E launches new, global long-term forecasts ...

ALCF workshop helps attendees advance use of supercomputing resources ...

TOP500

MSU's new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia and continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2 ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock partners with Boise State University ...

SUSE provides platform for Cloud-native, containerized applications as enterprises move to hybrid and multi-Cloud ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group

20 Jun 2019 Waterloo - Mark Pecen, chief operating officer of ISARA Corp., has been re-elected chairman of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute's (ETSI) Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group focused on setting standards for the implementation and deployment of quantum-safe cryptography to protect data and critical systems from a quantum computer enabled attack.

ISARA is a global provider of quantum-safe and crypto-agile security solutions and ETSI is the key global ICT standards-setting organisation. ETSI's quantum-safe cryptography working group is developing a standardized framework for the implementation of quantum-safe algorithms - and includes companies such as Amazon, IBM, Cisco, AT&T, Gemalto and Thales. Because they process information differently than digital computers, quantum computers are expected to be vastly more powerful and capable of cracking current encryption that protects everything from bank accounts to nuclear power plants.

"Standardized technologies are what serious users of security solutions want, because users like governments and OEMs are no longer willing to take the risks associated with proprietary solutions", stated Mark Pecen, who was one of the founding members of the ETSI quantum-safe cryptography working group in 2015. "ETSI is focused on ensuring that the practical aspects of turning hard math problems into functional security products will result in systems that work together all around the world. The work of our members is crucial, because the pace of research and development makes the prospect of a stable, large-scale quantum computer within the next decade a very real possibility."

The ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group originally started out as the Quantum-safe Industry Specification Group and in March 2015 this group published one of the first comprehensive reports on quantum computing's threat to public key cryptography. Since then, the group has published several reports and analyses that shape the way quantum-safe primitives will be deployed globally. The group meets five times a year at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France.

Mark Pecen is a former Senior VP for BlackBerry Ltd., where he founded the Advanced Technology Research Centre and developed a significant portion of BlackBerry’s wireless and networking patent portfolio. He holds more than 100 patents in areas of wireless communication, networking and computing, many of which have been adopted in global standards, including those adopted by the Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunication System (UMTS), High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), Long-Term Evolution (LTE) for 4G wireless, and others.

Mark Pecen holds board positions at the University of Waterloo Institute for Quantum Computing, Wilfrid Laurier University Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Communication Research Centre (CRC) of Industry Canada, and several private and public companies in North America and Europe. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Source: ISARA Corporation

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2019-06-24

Focus

EuroHPC and the TOP500 of supercomputers ...

TOP500 list of supercomputers slowly swallowed by dark matter ...

Exascale supercomputing

VECMA VVUQ Toolkit month 12 release: FabSim3, EasyVVUQ, QCG and application tutorials are available now ...

Quantum computing

Secure quantum communications in the microwave range for the first time ...

ISARA COO Mark Pecen re-elected Chairman of ETSI Quantum-safe Cryptography Working Group ...

A sound idea: a step towards quantum computing ...

Focus on Europe

e-IRG to publish new policy document on national e-Infrastructure landscape in Europe ...

Middleware

Jardine OneSolution (JOS) in Singapore joins the Bright Reseller programme ...

Hardware

DDN's dominance of data-intensive storage continues with record benchmarks and expanded market position ...

SDSC receives new funding for West Big Data Innovation Hub ...

Mississippi State University to host supercomputer to power NOAA research ...

Researchers to take advantage of DOE's advanced supercomputers ...

WekaIO named HPE Momentum Technology Partner of the Year 2019 ...

Applications

Supercomputers aid in novel simulations of gamma ray generation research ...

Self-learning machines hunt for explosions in the universe ...

AMAX unveils new series of servers for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ...

EU-project S2S4E launches new, global long-term forecasts ...

ALCF workshop helps attendees advance use of supercomputing resources ...

TOP500

MSU's new supercomputer ranks 4th fastest in U.S. academia and continues tradition of calculating real-world research solutions ...

LLNL's Lassen supercomputer leaps to no. 10 on TOP500 list, Sierra remains no. 2 ...

The Cloud

SDSC's Sherlock partners with Boise State University ...

SUSE provides platform for Cloud-native, containerized applications as enterprises move to hybrid and multi-Cloud ...