[Beowulf] Whiskers and computer problems.

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Fri Sep 24 12:53:24 EDT 2004


As many clusters are built in proper computer facilities, this may be 
a problem.

I am not talking about whiskers from unshaven workers. :) I am talking 
about zinc whiskers causing strange computer problems and shutdowns.

It is a big enough problem that NASA has a series of articles on it.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Tin Whisker (and Other Metal Whisker) Homepage
http://nepp.nasa.gov/whisker/index.html

-- 
Robin Laing
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