By Ian King/Bloomberg
San Francisco: International Business Machines Corp., the world’s largest computer-services company, opened a technology centre in Bangalore, India, to work on adding more intelligence and automation to computer systems.
The center employs 35 developers and engineers who are responsible for developing so-called autonomic software, Armonk, New York-based IBM said on 4 April.
The facility adds to the IBM India Software Lab, which employs 3,200 people in five cities. IBM also runs the India Research Laboratory, with sites in New Delhi and Bangalore that focuses on speech recognition and the company’s super computer Blue Gene.
Autonomic technologies are designed to enable systems to manage and heal themselves. That helps the company’s customers in areas of rapid growth such as India and Asia Pacific countries, said Harish Grama, vice president of IBM’s India Software Laboratory.
Programs that make it easier to install new software or alert data-centre management to computers that have problems are examples of autonomic software, IBM spokeswoman Lisa Lanspery said.