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HPE's Eng Lim Goh on spaceborne computers, NASA medals – and AI at the final frontier

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Re: Exploit or serious solution?

Change the layout so you place the most vulnerable bits very close to the center of the mass. Odds are the particles will hit something else, first...

It may also be possible to just periodically re-flash firmware on the SSDs, if bit-swaps in those chips are the source of the failures.

While NASA was trying out 100% commercial, off-the-shelf hardware, one component needing slight customization would likely still be a rousing success. Whether that's a weird custom case layout, or custom-built SSDs with duplicate ROM chips on their controller boards.

Or perhaps they'll just give NVDIMMs and other enterprise storage tech a try, now that they know storage is going to be the weakest link.

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