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Director, Research Integrated Solutions
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA


Professional Associations

Professional Associations:  IEEE Women in Engineering  |  IEEE, Senior Member  |  Industrial Research Institute  |  Society of Women Engineers


Lorraine Herger is the Director of Integrated Solutions and CIO of IBM Research. In this role, Lorraine is the service provider for the IBM Research Division.

Mission of Research Integrated Solutions

The worldwide Research Information Services community is a global team of IT professionals which participates in the Research Division mission as an innovation partner.

Provide leading edge Information Services to our users and serve as an agile "Living Laboratory” for Researchers to deploy and demonstrate experimental technology

Drive Research-wide teamwork and a common strategy

Increase IBM value through partnerships

Main Partners: IBM Research, IBM Divisions and Clients

Innovation partner with Research teams on key initiatives

Be recognized as the best of breed IT organization in IBM and outside of IBM in the industry as a premier leadership IT organization

2012: Watson Research Computing Environment

30,000 sq ft / 7 data centers / 20 Labs in Yorktown, Hawthorne and Poughkeepsie

2,500 IBM P and X Servers

310 Blade Center Chassis / 3,200 Blade Servers

500+ non Cloud Virtual Servers

>1 petabyte Storage

Research Compute Cloud (RC2)

2,900 current Virtual Machines

3.2 petabytes storage

Over 50,000 VMs created and used since Nov 2009

2.5 Mw IT Energy Load