[Beowulf] Re: ECC support on motherboards?

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Thu May 22 09:28:58 EDT 2008


Bill Broadley <bill at cse.ucdavis.edu> writes:
> Agreed, but only when they = SSD, CF, SDHC and the like.  I believe
> this does not apply to "flash".  The flash in your PDA, motherboard,
> cell phone, mp3 player, etc does not have any innate load leveling in
> it.  Does it?

For a BIOS on a motherboard, no, but in your phone or PDA or mp3
player it probably does have wear leveling. The flash would wear out
too fast if it didn't. Generally, in an embedded application, the wear
leveling is done in system software.

Perry
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