Systemic computer developed at University College London is crash-free and repairs itself

Even the slightest thought of our computer system getting crashed scares us. Many of us might even have faced the problems that occur after a system crash. To find solution to such problems, scientists at University College London have created a self-repairing computer. This computer has been named as “Systemic” and is being worked upon at the university.


Unlike normal computers that uses program counter and set of instructions to hold record of the commands given to it, the UCL computer combines data with a pseudorandom number initiator. Peter Bentley and Christos Sakellariou, the scientists at UCL who developed the computer say that pseudorandom number generator system simulates randomness of nature to decide what instruction will be executed in which order.

The most important part of the computer that makes it crash free is that it makes multiple copies of the instructions given to it across systems. Now if one system gets corrupted it can easily repair its code by accessing from another system. The systemic computer is crash free because it has its own memory whereas normal computers cannot access memory and are prone to crash.

Via: CrazyEngineers


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