[Cryptography] The race to Quantum machines.

Tom Mitchell mitch at niftyegg.com
Thu May 23 14:18:50 EDT 2019

IBM believes that commercial quantum machines
will be here in about 3-5 years.   If encrypted data at rest today has
value or is a liability
in the next 3-5 years quantum resistant keys seem important.  Encrypted
data streams that can be intercepted and stored should be reviewed as
well.   I am curious how long the WikiLeak encrypted dump will stay
encrypted.  Yes it will take a while to figure out how to code these
and match the attack to interesting data but it is a race that some will

"IBM is set to commercialize its quantum computers in the next 3-5 years,
when they can outperform existing supercomputers in terms of computing
capability in some specific domains, according to Norishige Morimoto,
director of IBM Research in Tokyo and global vice president at IBM.

"Morimoto made the disclosure when speaking at the opening session of IBM
think Summit Taipei held on May 22.

"Starting its R&D on quantum computing as early as in 1996, IBM released a
5-qubit quantum computer in 2016 and unveiled the world's first 20-qubit
system, dubbed IBM Q System One, at CES 2019, Morimoto said, disclosing
that the company will soon launch 58-qubit quantum computers."


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