The Bangalore Lab will concentrate efforts around key technology areas, including life sciences, autonomic computing, Web technology standards, pervasive and wireless computing and grid computing.

Beginning as a small core group in 1992, IBM India Software Labs (ISL) was formally established in India in February 2001 at Bangalore and Pune. ISL plays a major role in IBM's global Linux initiatives and has established a Linux Technology Center in Bangalore. ISL is delivering effective support to IBM's e-Business on Demand initiative on critical technology areas of Business Integration, Autonomic Computing and Grid Computing. Along with continued focus on increasing the scope of their operations on product development, ISL is also leveraging the in-depth competencies the team has gained from developing and supporting IBM Software Group products and IBM technologies to architect and design winning solutions across different domains for customers in India.

The Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) was established at IBM ISL in 2003 at its Bangalore facility. CAS, Bangalore will offer M.Tech, M.S and Ph.D. students access to IBM research areas, technical staff and other resources--with the goal of solving research problems of the utmost importance to software developers. The Bangalore CAS will concentrate efforts around key technology areas, including life sciences, autonomic computing, Web technology standards, pervasive and wireless computing and grid computing.