IBM computer scientists have been at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation across a broad range of research areas. They have made pioneering contributions in artificial intelligence, high-speed processor design, computer architecture, natural language processing, programming languages, optimizing compilers, operating systems, storage systems, computer-supported cooperative work, databases, speech recognition, integer programming, and service-oriented architectures, to name a few.
IBM Research/CMU Olive Project - runner up in National Academy of Sciences Data Challenge (up to IBM Research Computer Science Blog)
The Olive project, started in 2009 with an IBM Open Collaborative Research grant to CMU, was selected as a runner up in the National Academy of Sciences Data Challenge - Using Data for the Public Good. The prize money will add to the grants received from the Sloan Foundation and IMLS.org last year, and give additional momentum to the ambitious VM image curation effort that already includes a number of universities.
Olive already has a number of VM images of historically significant apps (e.g. Oregon Trail game, original Mac OS, Windows 3.1 running the first Turbo Tax, etc), and the technology to instantly "stream" these VMs to a public Cloud or local laptop has been open-sourced in Github.