Technology doesn't happen by itself. It's the people behind our technology, people a lot like you, who have contributed to IBM's phenomenal success. All our great ideas, all our innovations, have only been possible because of people who have dared to think outside the square.
Nowhere is this more evident than in our dedication to innovation at IBM Research. IBM Research's foundation lies in a wide array of scientific disciplines, award-winning researchers and global labs. Now, this research arm has expanded to include challenging ideas from our colleagues in academic and government research centres, as well as from our clients. IBM researchers are Nobel Prize winners, physical scientists, computer scientists, mathematicians, anthropologists, inventors and innovators, among many other things.
This is a taste of what IBMers have accomplished:
- For the first time in the 50-year history of the Sydney
University's Science Foundation for Physics, IBMer
Louise Davis has become the first woman to be appointed
- Our partially complete Blue Gene/L supercomputer ascended
to No. 4 on the top 500 supercomputer list, based on the
Linpack benchmark test.
- We teamed with Cisco to design and build the world's most
complex, programmable custom chip - the Cisco Silicon Packet
- Dataquest named us the industry leader in custom ASICs
chips for the fifth year in a row.
- We introduced 'pixie dust', IBM's newest storage breakthrough,
which uses new material to quadruple the areal density of
hard disk drive products.
- We launched the world's quietest high-capacity mobile
disk drive that also enables the longest battery life among
leading notebook drives on the market.
- President Clinton awarded IBM the highest honour of technological
innovation, the 'National Medal of Technology', in recognition
of our ongoing leadership and innovation in hard disk drive
technology and information storage products.
- ibm.com won a Year 2000 Golden Web Award from the International
Association of Web Masters and Designers.