Introduction

 

The National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC) Singapore is the nation’s Peta-scale computing facility for academic and industrial R&D. It has been formally designated as a National Research Infrastructure (NRI) funded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) to provide high-performance computing (HPC) resources to all Institutions of Higher Learning (IHLs) and research entities in government and industry. With its supercomputing infrastructure distributed across the island, NSCC intends to enhance its cybersecurity through a programme which includes protecting the inter-DC communications with quantum-safe network technologies and data encryption. It has completed a preliminary feasibility study of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) network channel on its optical fibre data link. It is now moving to the next stage of Request for Information (RFI) from interested parties to propose solutions and technologies that will enable Quantum-safe Network between (1) NSCC’s DCs and supercomputing nodes and (2) end-user sites.

 

RFI Document

 

The full document of this RFI can be obtained by contacting [email protected] with the subject “Quantum-safe Network RFI document”, stating your company name and key contact details (name, designation, email and mobile number).

 

RFI Briefing

 

Date: Friday, 27 Nov 2020
Time: 11 am (GMT+8)
Venue: Virtual via Zoom

 

Please register your interest to attend the briefing by emailing [email protected] with the subject “Quantum-safe Network RFI briefing” by 5 pm (UTC+8), Wednesday, 25 Nov 2020, stating your company name and key contact details (name, designation, email and mobile number).

 

Submissions

 

All submissions on the RFI must be sent to [email protected] with the subject “Quantum-safe Network RFI submission”. The mailbox has a limit of 50MB per message. For submissions larger than the limit, please contact us for special arrangements.

 

Closing Date

 

All submissions must be received by 23:59, 18 Dec 2020.

 

Contact

 

All communications and clarifications are to be done via [email protected].