[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10K servers?]

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Tue Jul 8 15:24:41 CDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 08, 2003 at 03:21:12PM -0500, Scott Newell wrote:
> I wonder...every once in a while I run across a discussion of what
> qualifies as a workstation vs. a personal computer'.  How about the ability
> to use ECC memory?  I rarely see lower end FeeCee class machines with ECC
> memory, yet it seems quite common on the Sun, SGI, IBM, and HP iron.

Most decent (i.e, known-brand-name) PC motherboards these days have the
capability to use ECC memory.  You'll never find it in an off-the-shelf
system, though, because that's $10 of profit margin gone.  In fact, you
buy an off-the-shelf system, it'll almost certainly have no-brand-name
lowest-bidder parts for everything the builder could possibly get away

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