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8. Autonomic Computing

This takes the metaphor of the "autonomic nervous system;" the human body has various aspects that can operate both consciously as well as automatically. Consider...

When applied to computers, the notion is to try to establish increasing levels of automation to "systems management" in order to allow systems to be increasingly driven by automated policy as opposed to lurching around as humans notice a need to change things.

IBM is a major initiator of research in this area.

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