Deep Computing (DC) aims at solving particularly complex technological problems faced by IBM, its customers and its partners by making use of (large-scale) advanced computational methods applied to large data sets. In 1999, an organization called the Deep Computing Institute was created in IBM Research. Its task was to promote and coordinate DC activities, which imply advances in hardware, software and the development of innovative algorithms, as well as the synergy of all three components.
The DCI has a council that holds regular teleconferences and meetings. Wanda Andreoni of IBM Research - Zurich and Haim Nelken of IBM Research - Haifa are the council members from IBM's EMEA (Europe / Middle East / Africa) region.
DC activities are interdisciplinary and DC technologies include high-performance computing (HPC), data mining, Grid computing, financial modeling, visualization, business optimization and large-scale simulations.
These pages describe the DC activities currently pursued at the IBM Research - Zurich and IBM Research - Haifa. In particular, it presents the diverse technologies and skills currently available at IBM Research - Zurich and IBM Research - Haifa, and describes issues to which they are or can be applied. It also reports on specific examples of DC projects in which IBM Research - Zurich and IBM Research - Haifa researchers have been involved together with IBM clients. Moreover, it provides updated information on DC events organized at the Industry Solutions Lab (ISL), located at IBM Research - Zurich, which plays a crucial role for the interactions of Research with our clients and partners.