The director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications says the hybrid supercomputer in China is a harbinger of future high-performance computing that combines high-end CPUs and GPUs onto one chip.
NCSA awarded $1 million to bridge two open-source software applications important to next-generation software.
National Computer Security is developing criteria to certify digital security products that use cryptography. Proposed criteria, to be discussed tomorrow at a cryptography conference, include using an accepted cryptographic algorithm, implementing the algorithm without security-degrading mistakes, and passing input-output "black-box" testing. The criteria are a step toward adding crypto testing to the company's certification offerings. Testing will begin September 15, with results announced December 8.
The National Computer Security Association certification lab has certified new firewalls from Check Point Software Technologies, Seattle Software Labs, and OpenRoute Networks. NCSA has certified a total of 32 firewalls.
The National Computer Security Association has certified firewalls from seven more vendors in the latest round of testing by the private lab, which tests firewalls, anti-virus utilities, and other security products. The newly certified products include firewalls from Digital Equipment, Secure Computing, Cisco Systems, and 3Com. NCSA had previously certified 16 firewalls.
The WinWord.concept virus has taken root as the most common virus around today and is spreading quickly, according to a preliminary survey of corporate and government end-user sites prepared by the National Computer Security Association (NCSA).