12/1/2017: SEAL v2.3.0-4 available
A new update v2.3.0-4 fixing several major bugs and issues has been released. Important changes include:
11/17/2017: Small updates
As some of you may have noticed, we’ve been pushing a lot of small (and big) bug fixes and other updates since the initial release of v2.3.0. We just released SEAL v2.3.0-3 which—in addition to the bug fixes—brings substantial improvements to memory locality and subsequently has a major impact on performance with larger parameters.
11/9/2017: Direct download link
SEAL v2.3.0-2 can now be downloaded directly from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56202.
11/7/2017: SEAL v2.3.0 released
A new version of SEAL is available! This is the biggest update since the first release, and contains a huge number of improvements, including:
A new SEAL manual will be available shortly.
We highly recommend all users (especially those familiar with older versions of SEAL) to go carefully over the examples in SEALExamples/main.cpp. There are several subtle but critical differences to SEAL v2.2, which are necessary to know to achieve the best performance.
7/21/2017: SEAL has found a new home
SEAL is now available at http://sealcrypto.visualstudio.com. To get access, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, include an email address associated to your Microsoft Live Account, and tell us briefly what you are planning on using SEAL for. SEAL v2.3 will be available only through the new repository.
6/4/2017: SEAL v2.2 released
SEAL v2.2 has been released. It includes the changes from the experimental branch, and many other improvements. We have big plans for major improvements to be implemented this summer, so stay tuned!
10/13/2016: Experimental Branch
A new experimental branch has been created. This branch will get much more frequent updates than the master branch, but these updates may not have been tested as thoroughly as the code in the master branch, may introduce frequent API changes, and may contain incomplete functionality. This first experimental commit contains some significant performance improvements over SEAL v2.1.
9/30/2016: SEAL v2.1 released
Again a new version of SEAL has been released. This is a fairly large update, which focuses mostly on performance, but also introduces some small API changes.
To accompany the release and to explain the changes in SEAL v2.1, we have released a new version of the documentation, available here.
SEAL v2.3.0-4 can be downloaded from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=56202.
Alternatively, to get access to the git repository, send us an email at email@example.com, include an email address associated to your Microsoft Live Account, and tell us briefly what you are planning on using SEAL for. We will then give you access to the git repository available through http://sealcrypto.visualstudio.com.
A detailed manual for SEAL v2.3.0 is available here. The manual contains a short introduction to homomorphic encryption, an explanation of changes from the previous release, and some details on how SEAL works under the hood.
The code-base contains examples written both in C++ (SEALExamples/) and in C# (SEALNETExamples/). These examples are thoroughly commented, serving as a self-contained short introduction to using the library, and demonstrating most of the basic features, and also some more advanced use-cases. In addition, the .h files both in the C++ library and in the .NET wrapper library contain detailed comments for the public API.
Going over the code examples in detail is probably the best way for a new user to get started.
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We are always looking for talented Ph.D. student interns to work with us on the SEAL project, and related homomorphic encryption research. If you are interested in a fun and productive 12-week internship at Microsoft Research, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Internships can take place at any time of the year.
An ideal intern candidate has a non-empty subset of the following:
Current and past interns:
|Nathan Dowlin (Princeton University)||Rachel Player (Royal Holloway, University of London)|
|Gizem Cetin (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)||Yuhou (Susan) Xia (Princeton University)|
|Peter Rindal (Oregon State University)||Kyoohyung Han (Seoul National University)|
|Zhicong Huang (EPFL)||Amir Jalali (Florida Atlantic University)|
We believe strongly that (fully) homomorphic encryption is ripe for use in many real-world applications. Since the technology is still quite new, and the existing libraries are very diverse in their functionality and design, we believe that a clear and public standardization effort could help in
If you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or bug reports, please contact us by emailing email@example.com.