NASA Joins Obsidian Research for AES Encryption Demo

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Obsidian ResearchSC07: Obsidian Research is partnering with NASA at Supercomputing 2007 in Reno to demonstrate their latest Longbow “Enterprise” range extender. The latest edition to the Longbow family adds full line-rate AES encryption to Infiniband range extension over 10GbE WANs.

NASA is interested in this technology as a method to extend the Columbia supercomputer enclave across the country to provide our scientists and engineers remote access to one of the fastest computers in the world,” explained Ken Freeman, NREN Project Manager, NASA. “Longbow’s integrated strong cryptography makes it a solution that is simple to manage and delivers full InfiniBand speed over the encrypted WAN segment.”

The demonstration will consist of two Longbow devices connected via a 10km fiber spool encapsulating 4x SDR Infiniband traffic. Wander over to NASA’s booth for a demonstration.

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