Using a technique known as statistical learning the Rad Systems Lab will try to automate many day-to-day administration jobs.More info over here.
Google, Microsoft and Sun are contributing to the lab because all three have enormous data operations that currently demand huge numbers of people to keep running.
The development of the software powering these huge operations typically takes place in a very haphazard fashion. The lab aims to replace the patched up programs with more formally tested software that does the same job with far less human oversight.
Google, Microsoft and Sun back internet research lab
Posted on Tuesday, Dec 20 2005 @ 11:05 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck