Unpredictability is usually perceived with a sense of uneasiness and discomfort. However, when it comes to secure our data, information, posts, pictures and whatever flows to (or from) the internet about us, protection relies on unpredictability. The impossibility for an eavesdropper or a hacker to break the walls protecting what sits on the net about us depends on secret keys, protocols, cyphering algorithms namely the art & science of cryptography. Keys, essential to lock&unlock the doors, must be randomly generated. And true randomness implies unpredictability.
Random Power developed a True Random Bit Generator for key generation and beyond and aims at providing a secure, cost-effective, robust and tiny device for the IoT, automotive and mobile markets.
While testing out performances of our TRNG with respect to different PRGN, RandomPower team found and helped to resolve, a bug for a GPU based PRNG in Java: https://www.npmjs.com/package/gpu.js/v/2.2.0. We want to thanks to gpu.js team for the acknowledgement!
March 10th Update: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the hackathon has NOT been cancelled but turned into an on-line, long distance, in-silico event. The team is working hard for making unpredictable bit streams remotely accessible. The optimal solution and the prescription will be distributed in due time to the selected teams. In essence: 1. the DATES are CONFIRMED; 2. the DEADLINE for the application has been EXTENDED until March 31st; 3. a GUIDED TOUR at CERN for the selected teams will be planned in due time, as long as the emergency has gone; 4. winners will be awarded during a ceremony organised within one of the final events of the ATTRACT project. Travelling costs will be covered by Random Power.