* Posts by i_must1

2 posts • joined 18 Jul 2011

SeaMicro pushes 'Atom smasher' to 768 cores in 10U box

i_must1

One example app

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~fawnproj/

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i_must1

it always helps to read the fine print

To me, it sounds like they just got a bunch of improperly designed/installed DIMMs. From the paper:

Conclusion 1: We found the incidence of memory errors

and the range of error rates across different DIMMs to be

much higher than previously reported.

Conclusion 4: There is no evidence that newer genera-

tion DIMMs have worse error behavior.

Question is that do you want to pay Intel for ECC for these kind of errors or just make sure the servers DIMMs are with reasonable quality? I bet that reasonable quality DIMM is cheaper than paying tthe Intel ECC (i.e. so called server part) tax.

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