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IBM HElayers

Scope

IBM HElayers is a software development kit (SDK) for the practical and efficient execution of encrypted workloads using fully homomorphic encrypted data. HElayers is designed to enable application developers and data scientists to seamlessly apply advanced privacy-preserving techniques without requiring specialized skills in cryptography.

Usage

Python API with helayers-pylab Docker image

See Python on x86 to explore and use HElayers using a Python API.

See Python on Z to explore and use HElayers using a Python API on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE.

C++ API with helayers-lab Docker image

See C++ on x86 to explore and use HElayers using a C++ API.

See C++ on Z to explore and use HElayers using a C++ API on IBM Z and IBM LinuxONE.

pyhelayers Python package

Install the pyhelayers Python package:

pip install pyhelayers

This is currently supported on Linux only (x86 and IBM Z).

pyhelayerslite Python package

Install the pyhelayerslite Python package:

pip install pyhelayerslite

This is currently supported on Windows only.

License

HElayers is provided under a community edition license for non-commercial use; see license. For commercial deployments and access to the source code, please contact jbuselli@us.ibm.com for the Premium Edition license.

Citing IBM HELayers

To cite IBM HELayers, please use:

Aharoni, E., Adir, A., Baruch, M., Drucker, N., Ezov, G., Farkash, A., Greenberg, L., Masalha, R., Moshkowich, G., Murik, D. and Shaul, H., 2020. HeLayers: A Tile Tensors Framework for Large Neural Networks on Encrypted Data. (2023), Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETs) 2023 (To be published)

Bibtex:

@article{helayers,
author = {Aharoni, Ehud and Adir, Allon and Baruch, Moran and Drucker, Nir and Ezov, Gilad and Farkash, Ariel and Greenberg, Lev and Masalha, Ramy and Moshkowich, Guy and Murik, Dov and Shaul, Hayim and Soceanu, Omri},
journal = {Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium (PETs) 2023},
title = {{HeLayers: A Tile Tensors Framework for Large Neural Networks on Encrypted Data}},
url = {https://petsymposium.org/2023/paperlist.php},
year = {2023}
}

Support

For questions and comments about HElayers please visit our slack channel #helayers on IBM AIF360 workspace