Memory type? (ECC vs non-ECC) - memory testing
Thomas R Boehme
mail at thomas-boehme.de
Fri Aug 17 16:13:03 PDT 2001
> i think that the scope of the question for "how certain you are of the
> results of the computation" is beyond the scope of memory and should also
> include cpu, disks, io, motherboard, cables, programs, etc..etc..
That is correct. Like I said, our problems were heat related and not a
> -- when was the last time you had a memory failure compared to
> other things that needed fixing...
> - power cable, programming bugs, disk cabling, etc..etc..
Well I don't know - without ECC I have no way of telling when I had the last
memory failure. And with all the bad cheap memory chips out there, I would
prefer knowing it. That's why ECC makes sense.
Sure, it is not the only source. And I do agree that programming bugs are
probably the biggest problem that can't really be fixed.
I know my codes have numerous bugs -- I just don't know where :-)
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