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

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 14:55:30 EDT 2009


John Hearns wrote:
> 2009/4/24 Prentice Bisbal <prentice at ias.edu>:
>> Last time this issue came up, he included links to several papers on
>> this topic published by Boeing. As you go up in the atmosphere, the
>> [prevalence|probability|concentration] of cosmic rays goes up
>> significantly. Boeing has done a lot of research on this topic, since it
>> can affect the operation of their [products|weapons].
> 
> I don't have time to Google at the moment - I'm making obeisances at
> the altar of a supercomputer - but wasn;t there a large dose for every
> Concorde flight? Did the flight crew have to wear radiation badges, or
> am I going dotty in my old age?

Not much of a dose at all. They had detectors on board to quantify
exposures.

http://www.nytimes.com/1990/03/01/opinion/l-don-t-worry-about-air-travel-radiation-doses-concorde-no-riskier-105790.html

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