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HP Labs

HP Labs
Formation 1966
Type Research organization

HP Labs (or HP Laboratories) is the exploratory and advanced research group for Hewlett-Packard.

HP Labs was established in 1966 by HP founders

  • Official website
  • Research
  • Blogs

External links

  1. ^ a b "About HP Labs".  
  2. ^ "Former HP Labs directors". HP. 
  3. ^ "Worldwide sites".  


The research group is organized into five main interconnecting research areas. They include analytics, networking and mobility, printing and content, security and cloud and systems. Current and recent projects include:


  • CERN, Europe's premier particle physics lab
  • CITRIS, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society
  • Gelato Federation, the global research community for Linux on the Itanium platform
  • PlanetLab Consortium, an open platform for planetary-scale services, and governments around the world.

HP Labs has a number of public sector and academic partners, including:[1]


In addition to the three major sites, other HP Labs offices can be found in Beijing, St. Petersburg, Princeton, New Jersey, and Barcelona, Spain.

HP has laboratories around the globe in three major locations:[3]

HP Labs Bristol

Lab locations

  • Barney Oliver (1966–81)
  • John Doyle (1981–84)
  • Joel Birnbaum (1984–86 and 1991–99)
  • Don Hammond (1986–87)
  • Frank Carrubba (1987–91)
  • Ed Karrer (1999)
  • Dick Lampman (1999–2007)
  • Prith Banerjee (2007–2012)
  • Chandrakant Patel (interim; April 7 2012 – Nov 2012)
  • Martin Fink (2012–current)

The following have served as Director of HP Labs since its foundation in 1966.[2]


  • Systems Research
  • Security and Cloud
  • Analytics
  • Networking and Mobility
  • Printing and Content Delivery

HP Labs is categorized into the following broad areas:

Research Areas


  • Research Areas 1
  • Directors 2
  • Lab locations 3
  • Partners 4
  • Labs 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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