In the Quantum Technologies Laboratory, operating within the NLPQT Consortium, two systems for the quantum distribution of the cryptographic key were launched and tested: Cerberis, which will serve operationally in the telecommunications network, and Clavis – intended for further development of quantum cryptography methods. The first tests of QKD systems were conducted in the PSNC headquarters.
The technique of quantum key distribution QKD (Quantum Key Distribution, QKD) allows to exchange a cryptographic key between the sender and recipient of a confidential message in a manner that is completely resistant to any hacking attacks. The exchanged key allows to encrypt confidential information and send it via a traditional telecommunications network. Thanks to the use of quantum effects, it is impossible to intercept the exchanged key without alerting the parties sending it, which means that the data encrypted with it can only be decrypted by an authorized recipient. Thanks to this technology, it will be possible to send financial, medical and military information in an absolutely safe way.
The information carriers used to send the quantum key are photons, thanks to which the key can be exchanged using optical fibers, which are currently the basic telecommunications channel. The first tests of QKD systems were carried out within the PSNC headquarters. Then, the existing fiber-optic infrastructure in Poznan was usedto safely transmit and receive a quantum-encrypted signal between two PSNC units located 7 kilometers apart. The conducted experiments allowed to guarantee the correct operation of the QKD system within 70 kilometers from the transmitter. Subsequently, other PSNC network infrastructure devices will also be connected to the created transmission channel, and in the next two years a connection between Warsaw and Poznan will be launched.
QKD systems were launched by Piotr Rydlichowski together with the PSNC team as well as Adam Widomski and Michał Karpiński from the University of Warsaw.
Starting from today up to October 22, residents of Poznan can vote for projects under this year's Poznan Civic Budget. This year PLN 22 million is to be allocated, which is a million more than a year ago. The changes also apply to the rules of voting. As in previous years, the technological aspect of the project is carried out by PSNC.
During the 6th Intelligent Development Forum, the eDWIN project received the Polish Intelligent Development Award in the category "Innovative digitization and data sharing". The award was collected by representatives of the Wielkopolska Agricultural Advisory Center in Poznan. In total, as many as 19 partners participate in the project, including PSNC.
The recruitment to the AI4Youth project was extended at the request of schools. The pilot educational project is implemented by the PSNC and Software Development Academy for the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology on the basis of the Intel's AI for Youth program. The new deadline for sending applications is October 10, 2021.
International link using Quantum Key Distribution technology on the Ostrava-Cieszyn route – a successful test of the new technology as part of the OPENQKD project
After two years of hard work, following a thorough evaluation and selection procedure, ESFRI announced on June 30, 2021 the 11 proposals that have been be included as new Projects in the ESFRI 2021 Roadmap Update.
The creation of an international forum for the exchange and analysis of the results of research conducted in Poland and around the world is the aim of the 2nd Family Health Conference, planned for 24-25 October, 2021. The event organized by Calisia University, the World Institute of Family Health and the Institute - European Observatory of Health Inequalities will take place in a hybrid version, with the technological support provided by PSNC.
The main objective of the three-year project is to increase the volume, availability and use of public sector information from the scientific resources of the Partners and the RCIN Consortium. The entire process of digitization and making the objects available on the platform is supported by DInGO software package prepared by PSNC.
This three-day event (14-16.10) is organized by the Wielkopolska Branch of the Polish Burn Treatment Society and the Department of General Surgery and Multiorgan Injuries of the Jozef Strus City Hospital in Poznan. PSNC is a technological partner and will provide a live broadcast of the Symposium.
On October 13 and 14, the 5th edition of the Urban Development Forum will be held - an international conference on urban issues. The topic around which the discussion will focus is "Consciousness as a source of new (?) trends". The event is organized by the City of Poznan, MTP Group, the Association of Polish Cities, the Union of Polish Metropolises and PSNC.
On October 7 2021, the Art & Science lab at PSNC Future Labs will host a spatial music concert in the Z2P Stage series. The theme of the third edition of Z2P Stage will be spatiality in experimental electronic music. This activity will involve the use of a multi-channel sound system in order to spatialize sound compositions.
During the Futuristic Congress - the final of the OFF Opera 2021 project, the installation entitled Future: the Soundtrack, co-created by the art and science laboratory at PSNC Future Labs, will be presented. This sound installation presents the audiosphere of the cities and towns of the future. The co-authors of the installation are students - participants of field-recording and sound-art workshops in Poznan, Puszczykowo and Przybyszewo.
The football team of KKS Lech Poznań established cooperation with the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center. This is another stage of enriching the tools of the club's scientific department which aims to cooperate with entities from Wielkopolska region. The trilateral agreement also includes the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
Galaxy open to artists. PSNC, Spin Digital and Ars Electronica brought closer the world of science and art by combining two conferences
Do robots and expeditions to Mars interest artists? Of course! Futuristic visions of the world have long inspired creators. Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and Spin Digital "connected" Ars Electronica Festival and European Rover Challenge, enabling synergy of space researchers and artists. All thanks to new technologies and 8K streaming.
PSNC has been developing the Nabor system, an online recruitment platform for educational institutions, since 2003. A new module called Nabor-Attendance was added to the system, which has already an established position on the market throughout the country. The first kindergartens have been using it since spring 2020.
One of the most popular weekly magazines devoted to information technology and management published an interview with Norbert Meyer, Ph.D. - Director of the Data Processing Technologies Division of the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center and also PRACE-LAB project coordinator.
eDWIN is one of the largest projects aimed at digitalization and modernization of Polish agriculture. But its implementation would be very difficult without the cooperation of the Wielkopolska Agricultural Advisory Center in Poznan with PSNC, where the computing center and project servers are located.
PSNC and partners demonstrate interoperability in networks with quantum key technology at TNC21 conference
At the TNC21 conference, a demonstration system was launched to show possible interoperability between devices in a network with quantum key distribution. ADVA, ID Quantique and PSNC participated in the demonstration.