IBM Research is part of IBM and has eight locations throughout the world. In the United States, these include the Watson Research Laboratories (New York), the Almaden Research Center (California) and the Austin Research Lab (Texas). Internationally, IBM Research has laboratories in Zurich, Haifa, Tokyo, Beijing and Delhi. The 2400 scientists and engineers at IBM Research are trained in a wide range of disciplines, including physics, materials sciences, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, biology, social and behavioral sciences. Some major activities include the invention of innovative materials and structures, high-performance microprocessors and computers, analytical methods and tools, algorithms, software architectures, and methods for managing, searching and deriving meaning from data. IBM Research plays a major role in driving technology differentiation for IBM products and services.