Computer scientists at IBM work on a wide range of issues that shape the way we communicate with each other, collaborate on business and scientific projects, organize information, protect our privacy -- and live our lives online and off.
Every month, IBM computer scientists publish original articles in Innovation Matters, a series that explores the technical challenges of their research -- challenges that ultimately foster innovation in databases, servers and software code. Read about research developments in research areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Design Automation, Graphics & Visualization, Mobile Computing, Security & Privacy and Human-Computer Interaction, to name just a few.
For earlier articles on innovation, see Research Spotlights.
December: Natural Language Processing
Telling TALES to address translation challenges. A protean research team is working on this multilingual, multi-modal analytic system that translates Arabic, Chinese and Spanish news broadcasts and Websites into English. Author: Radu Florian. Featured researcher: Leiming Qian.
Massive parallelism for power and performance efficiency. IBM researchers are taking a multi-faceted approach -- based on Power Architecture -- to keep delivering performance growth to IBM customers. Author and featured researcher: Valentina Salapura.
September: Storage Systems
Preservation DataStores: Storage assist for preservation environments. Preservation DataStores -- a project of IBM Haifa -- is an infrastructure component of CASPAR, a European Union project to preserve scientific, artistic and cultural artifacts. IBM researchers are building PDS to address the escalating need for specialized storage for long-term digital preservation. Author and featured researcher: Simona Cohen.
September: Artificial Intelligence
Melody summarizes computer system descriptions automatically. Melody, or “Machine Learning for Dynamic System Analysis,” is an analytical framework that gives IBM xSeries systems analysts an automatic and self-adapting summarization of computer system information. In its first application, it's helping to determine problems in the IBM xSeries health center. Author and featured researcher: Sivan Sabato.
August: Operating Systems
Thermal-aware scheduling at the system level. Overheated chips can have adverse effects on packaging costs, processor power and chip reliability. IBM Research is working to lower on-chip unit temperatures by scheduling workloads on operating systems and hardware. Author and featured researcher: Chen-Yong Cher. (Note: This article is temporarily hidden from view.)
August: Computer Architecture
Using data-parallel SIMD architecture in video games and supercomputers. By combining application data-level parallelism with data-parallel SIMD execution, IBM Research catapulted the Power Architecture into the premier architecture for graphics and digital media processing, digital content creation, video game consoles and supercomputers. Author and featured researcher: Michael Gschwind.
July: Data Management
DB2 pureXML: Tackling technology issues in a hybrid relational and XML database engine. IBM Research enhanced the performance of database queries by focusing on three issues: Performance improvements, simplification of XML indexing and search/discovery of XML content repositories. Author and featured researcher: Fatma Ozcan.
S3: Video search enhances security and operational insight. The IBM Smart Surveillance Solution is helping retailers, manufacturers, entertainment venues and government analyze -- and respond to -- security threats. Author: Arun Hampapur. Featured researcher: Andrew Senior.
May: Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining
Analytics-driven solution helps sales teams identify opportunities. IBM Research has delivered two tools – OnTARGET and MAP – that use predictive analytics to better identify new IBM sales opportunities as well as deploy sales resources to top IBM accounts. Author and featured researcher: Saharon Rosset.
For information about Innovation Matters, contact Barbara Finkelstein: email@example.com
Last updated June 15, 2008