[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10Kservers?]

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 10 10:17:19 CDT 2003

On Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 11:03 AM, Frank Van Damme wrote:
>> I was under the impression that ECC memory was primarily used to 
>> recover
>> and continue from unusual events (such as a cosmic ray bit flip), not 
>> to
>> correct for failing or broken hardware.  Seems reasonable that the 
>> more
>> memory you have, the more likely such an event.
> Ah, I never thought about that. I thought cosmic rays were very 
> constant and
> stable.

   Well they are, except for the bursts. ;)


Dave McGuire             "I've grown hair again, just
St. Petersburg, FL           for the occasion."       -Doc Shipley

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