IBM Israel Science and Technology Limited, better known as IBM Research – Haifa, was first established in 1972. Since then, the lab has conducted decades of research vital to IBM’s success. The lab is one of 9 research laboratories located outside of the United States, and has close working relationships with IBM Israel and its twin research laboratory in Zurich.
In Haifa, 25 percent of the technical staff have doctorate degrees in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or related fields.
Employees are actively involved in teaching in Israeli higher education institutions and in supervising post-graduate theses. R&D projects are being executed today in areas such as storage systems, cloud computing, healthcare and life sciences, cognitive computing, verification technologies, analytics, information retrieval, mobile platforms, and more. In Mikelangelo, IBM conducts research in the context of I/O Virtualization Performance. We are integrating IBM research I/O virtualization techniques into the Mikelangelo project in order to optimize the performance overhead incurred by virtualization. Reducing the virtualization overhead will make the cloud and high-performance computing for SMEs more accessible.