The IBM Research – Ireland was established in July 2010. It’s one of twelve IBM research laboratories worldwide. The lab is located on IBM’s Dublin Technology Campus, on the outskirts of the city. Researchers at IBM Research – Ireland are focused on three main themes:
- Smart Cities Technology Centre where researchers concentrate on advancing science and technology for intelligent urban and environmental systems, with a current focus on creating analytics, optimizations, and systems for sustainable energy, constrained resources (e.g., municipal water management), transportation, and the underlying city fabric that assimilates and shares data and models for these domains,
- Risk Management, making risk management scalable, robust, and interpretable to a broad set of users,
- High Performance Computing (HPC) and cloud infrastructure research into simulation, performance modeling, workload optimisation, automation, programming models, runtimes and consumability.
One of the key areas of investigation for high performance, cloud, and next generation systems is to improve the energy efficiency of emerging heterogeneous and distributed systems. To this end, incorporating workload- and infrastructure-specific information in designing and developing novel energy-efficient distributed middleware is critical to improve the overall energy consumption of a distributed system. Moreover, understanding how next generation applications can better interface and adapt to an adaptable architecture is crucial in improving the performance of these applications. These key areas, which are of interest to IBM, are also the focus of this proposal.