Software is intended to replace server administrators

Software is intended to replace server administrators

IBM has started a new campaign called 'Eliza' to develop computer systems that can independently fix problems at an early stage. Several billion US dollars are available for the project, which corresponds to a quarter of the IBM research budget. The several hundred man strong development team, which is led by Greg Burke, does not want to introduce any fundamental changes in the structure of a computer system, but rather to add an additional layer of control.

This permanently checks all possible data, from the power consumption of the computer to the number of visitors to the hosted website. In the event of unusual occurrences, the work of the allegedly defective computer is automatically transferred to another so that the functioning of the system is not impaired. At the same time, the system orders the spare parts required for the repair. In addition, entire operating systems can be installed automatically, so that a server administrator has significantly less work to do.

At the moment, however, it is not yet certain whether Eliza will even come onto the market. Because realizing such a project flawlessly and practically is a great challenge even for IBM.