Autonomic Computing: A Long Term Vision in Computing

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Executive Summary

Autonomic computing is generally considered to be a term first used by IBM in 2001 to describe computing systems that are said to be self-managing. IBM has defined four basic properties for autonomic systems. These properties are Self-CHOP (Self-Configuration, Self-Healing, Self-Optimization and Self-Protection). However the concept of self-management and adaptation in computing systems has been around for some time. A high penetration of IT system has resulted into complex and heterogeneous system which are very difficult to manage.

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