[rescue] ECC [was: Re: WOT: Ebay changes to IBM from Sun E10Kservers?]
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Jul 10 10:18:24 CDT 2003
On Thursday, July 10, 2003, at 10:50 AM, Scott Newell wrote:
> I was under the impression that ECC memory was primarily used to
> and continue from unusual events (such as a cosmic ray bit flip), not
> correct for failing or broken hardware. Seems reasonable that the more
> memory you have, the more likely such an event.
> Hmmm...has semiconductor process scaling made modern devices more or
> susceptible to cosmic rays?
I'm not a physicist, but with shrinking feature geometries and
decreasing logic thresholds, I'd guess they're becoming much more
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