[Beowulf] Re: ECC Memory and Job Failures (Huw Lynes)

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Fri Apr 24 01:44:56 EDT 2009


On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 10:20:02PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> I don't think memory is all that unstable, especially down where I live.
> In Denver, maybe.  I think you need a lot of RAM, for a long time, to
> see a lot of radiation induced errors, or a source of high energy
> particles.

On clusters of ~300 nodes over burnin times of weeks, I was easily
able to see the difference between sea level, Boulder, and
Albuquerque, with 2000's-era memory.

-- greg


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