Scientific American has a fascinating five page article on recovery-oriented computing; Self-Repairing Computers. This gives a nice review of the motivations behind self-healing systems, as well as the technology.
It seems a very important trend in the IT business at the moment. There's undoubtedly a huge market, HP and CA seem to be after it too - a few steps behind IBM. Expect more on this throughout the year!Appologies for the slow updates, writing all day is really draining me! Sadly, the situation will get worse before it improves