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IBM Lands Deal To Make DARPA's Self-Destructing 'VAPR' Ware

Postby sunnyd » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:33 am

Story : http://www.zdnet.com/ibm-lands-deal-to-make-darpas-self-destructing-vapr-ware-70





IBM has won a US government contract to create a model for transient devices that destruct on command.

Not surprisingly, given the nature of IBM's new task, the contract was awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which early last year announced its Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR).

The idea is that VAPR ware could introduce a new class of transient electronics for places like the battlefield, which would deal with the problem of commercial off-the-shelf electronics being too durable and a potential source of intelligence for adversaries.

"The Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) program seeks electronic systems capable of physically disappearing in a controlled, triggerable manner. These transient electronics should have performance comparable to commercial-off-the-shelf electronics, but with limited device persistence that can be programmed, adjusted in real-time, triggered, and/or be sensitive to the deployment environment," DARPA notes on its VAPR page.







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Re: IBM Lands Deal To Make DARPA's Self-Destructing 'VAPR' W

Postby tehdoomsayer » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:35 pm

i'm surprised they didn't just give the contract to western digital. They already have a history of mass producing VAPR ware compatible devices. I believe they're commonly known as WD hard drives. :lol:
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Re: IBM Lands Deal To Make DARPA's Self-Destructing 'VAPR' W

Postby sunnyd » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:37 pm

Lol, that's a relatively fair statement. :wink:
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Re: IBM Lands Deal To Make DARPA's Self-Destructing 'VAPR' W

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:55 pm

the sad part is that when i started doing this stuff, WD drives were a standard of excellence.
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Re: IBM Lands Deal To Make DARPA's Self-Destructing 'VAPR' W

Postby ejonesss » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:37 pm

what's wrong with their hard drives?
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Re: IBM Lands Deal To Make DARPA's Self-Destructing 'VAPR' W

Postby MrFredPFL » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:53 pm

ejonesss wrote:what's wrong with their hard drives?



over the years, the quality of their product, in terms of lifespan, has plummeted. the hard drive used to be the last thing in a PC i'd expect to fail. now it's the first.

seagate is no better.
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