Encryption is the foundation of our digital age. But what happens when new technology can eliminate the protection of modern cryptography? Tom Hollingsworth takes a look at the solutions that are on the horizon to save us from the coming quantum reckoning.
Bruce Schneier breaks down why traditionally encryption may be in trouble once quantum computing becomes a reality, and what security researchers are doing to keep things locked down.
In this snapshot of Gestalt Storage News:
– We talk to Howard Marks in our IT Origins series
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses scale-out storage
– Rich Stroffolino and Tom Hollingsworth discuss if Samsung’s ballooning NAND CapEx can alleviate the flash shortage.
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the IT news of the week. This week they discuss Microsoft’s Q#, Broadcom’s impact on 5G rollout, Samsung investing in DRAM fabs, and AWS partnering to reengage the Chinese cloud market.
Quantum computing has advanced outside of being purely theoretical or the purview of science fiction. Several companies have specialized computes as their research projects or proof of concepts. IBM put up a publicly available quantum computer for testing with their IBM Q initiative. They’ve now expanded that from an available 5-qubit processor to 16-qubit. But it’s still the Wild West for the field.
For example, simply measuring performance gets surprisingly difficult. It’s easy to forget in classical computing with the bevy of benchmarks available, but even the language for performance on the quantum side isn’t agreed upon. Chris Lee at Ars Technica gives an in-depth look at what IBM is introducing as a measure of quantum computing performance: quantum volume.