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Primeur weekly 2018-10-29

Exascale supercomputing

Mind Commerce releases findings from Exascale computing market research ...

China launches third prototype exascale computer ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States ...

Shielded quantum bits ...

Quantum network to test unhackable communications ...

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

TETRAMAX launches the largest pan-European technology brokerage network on customized low-energy computing ...

Maestro Consortium addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in data-intensive applications and workflows ...

Hardware

Cray and Stradigi AI partner to crack the code on enterprise AI implementation ...

Mellanox ships more than 2.1 million Ethernet adapters in the first three quarters of 2018 ...

Mellanox delivers five consecutive quarters of record results ...

DDN shatters SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark records ...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer ...

AI acceleration with NEC's new vector computer ...

Trisymbiotic IP, a small start-up, announces U.S. Patent 10,020,436 which surpasses in facilities efficiency the fastest supercomputers from the U.S. and China ...

Applications

Department of Energy to issue upcoming solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative ...

Shaheen sets subsurface mapping world record ...

Unprecedented insight into the sun's fusion reactor ...

Dr. David E. Shaw selected to receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford High Performance Computing Center announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference, February 2019 ...

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the Cloud landscape and becoming world's first hybrid Cloud provider ...

Altair and Oracle offer faster high-performance computing in the Cloud ...

Oracle Cloud gives easy access to partner solutions ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI ...

EuroFlash

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States

24 Oct 2018 Bethesda - Quantum Xchange has signed an agreement with Zayo Group, a communications infrastructure provider, for dark fiber to deploy the first Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) network in the United States. As Quantum Xchange's first strategic infrastructure partner, Zayo is providing access to 800 kilometers of existing optical fiber that spans from Boston to Washington, D.C. Quantum Xchange will use the dark fiber to activate the initial leg of its nationwide QKD network - connecting the financial markets on Wall Street with back office operations in New Jersey.

"As tech giants pour time and resources into developing quantum computers, security has become an afterthought. We believe it is critical to establish a QKD defensive strategy before the unprecedented power of quantum computers becomes an offensive weapon", stated John Prisco, President and CEO of Quantum Xchange. "The Zayo partnership brings us one-step closer to lighting up a dark fiber quantum network, marking the first time in history that quantum keys will be exchanged on U.S. soil in a commercial setting."

Launched in June 2018, Phio by Quantum Xchange offers QKD-as-a-Service, providing the most sophisticated data protection available to address the shortcomings of today's encryption standards, which are threatened by the imminent rise of quantum computers. In stark contrast to current public-key cryptography protocols for secure data transmission, which are rooted in mathematical algorithms and inherently breakable, quantum keys rely on the fundamental properties of quantum mechanics to physically transfer a shared secret between two entities. By wrapping an encryption key with a photonic quantum key, the photon's multiple quantum states and no-observation attributes, prevent the transmission from being unknowingly interrupted, corrupted, cloned, or exposed.

Under the terms of the Zayo agreement, Quantum Xchange has reserved 15 colocation sites along the northeast corridor. Phio by Quantum Xchange is available as an affordable monthly subscription for unlimited use of keys. The first leg of the QKD network will be operational and accepting customers in the fall of 2018. In addition to financial pilots and proofs of concept, Quantum Xchange is already engaged with an early adopter that is establishing a link between their innovation center and legal counsel to protect intellectual property.

"With high capacity, low latency and inherent security, Zayo's dark fiber infrastructure is ideal for the nation's first QKD network", stated Jack Waters, CTO and president of Fiber Solutions at Zayo. "We look forward to working with Quantum Xchange on this groundbreaking initiative."

Quantum Xchange's Phio technology is simple to deploy, complements and enhances current encryption investments, and is not weakened by quantum computing, mathematical discoveries, or massive parallel computing networks. Potential use cases for securing mission-critical data with QKD include financial transactions, health care records, critical infrastructure, IP and trade secrets, communication, database and application services, offsite backup transmissions, and more.
Source: Quantum Xchange

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-10-29

Exascale supercomputing

Mind Commerce releases findings from Exascale computing market research ...

China launches third prototype exascale computer ...

Quantum computing

Quantum Technologies Flagship kicks off with first 20 projects ...

Quantum Xchange selects Zayo Group for dark fiber to deploy first quantum network in the United States ...

Shielded quantum bits ...

Quantum network to test unhackable communications ...

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

TETRAMAX launches the largest pan-European technology brokerage network on customized low-energy computing ...

Maestro Consortium addresses the ubiquitous problems of data movement in data-intensive applications and workflows ...

Hardware

Cray and Stradigi AI partner to crack the code on enterprise AI implementation ...

Mellanox ships more than 2.1 million Ethernet adapters in the first three quarters of 2018 ...

Mellanox delivers five consecutive quarters of record results ...

DDN shatters SPEC SFS 2014 benchmark records ...

Lawrence Livermore unveils NNSA's Sierra, world's third fastest supercomputer ...

AI acceleration with NEC's new vector computer ...

Trisymbiotic IP, a small start-up, announces U.S. Patent 10,020,436 which surpasses in facilities efficiency the fastest supercomputers from the U.S. and China ...

Applications

Department of Energy to issue upcoming solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative ...

Shaheen sets subsurface mapping world record ...

Unprecedented insight into the sun's fusion reactor ...

Dr. David E. Shaw selected to receive 2018 IEEE-CS Seymour Cray Computer Engineering Award ...

HPC-AI Advisory Council and Stanford High Performance Computing Center announce 9th Annual Stanford Conference, February 2019 ...

The Cloud

IBM to acquire Red Hat, completely changing the Cloud landscape and becoming world's first hybrid Cloud provider ...

Altair and Oracle offer faster high-performance computing in the Cloud ...

Oracle Cloud gives easy access to partner solutions ...

NetApp Data Fabric enables businesses to drive competitive advantage with AI ...

EuroFlash

Gauss Centre for Supercomputing supports team deFAUlt at SC18 Student Cluster Competition ...