[Beowulf] ECC Memory and Job Failures

Huw Lynes lynesh at cardiff.ac.uk
Thu Apr 23 11:45:08 EDT 2009


Thought this might be of interest to others:

http://blog.revolution-computing.com/2009/04/blame-it-on-cosmic-rays.html

Apparently someone ran a large cluster job with both ECC and none-ECC
RAM. They consistently got the wrong answer when foregoing ECC.

I'd love to see the original data.

Thanks,
Huw

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