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Author Tyrell, A.M.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1999
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Biology computing ♦ Fault tolerance ♦ Immune system ♦ Organisms ♦ Bridges ♦ Nervous system ♦ Computer errors ♦ Blood ♦ Read only memory ♦ Pancreas
Abstract The body's immune system is impressively good at coping with external and internal errors, usually known as bacteria and viruses. The body is able to distinguish the haemoglobin found in blood from the insulin secreted by the pancreas from the vitreous humor contained in the eye from everything else. It must manage to repel innumerable different kinds of invading organisms and yet not attack the body. The question to be answered is can we mimic these mechanisms in the design of our computer systems? This paper gives some details on how the body actually performs this amazing feat and gives some suggestions as to how this might inspire our design of computer systems increasing their reliability-immunotronics.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Electron., York Univ., UK (Tyrell, A.M.)
ISBN 0769503217
ISSN 10896503
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-09-08
Publisher Place Italy
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 38.03 kB
Page Count 7
Starting Page 129
Ending Page 135

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library