[Beowulf] looking for a reference on failure rates

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Mar 7 12:00:25 PST 2005

At 10:01 AM 3/7/2005, Joe Landman wrote:
>Hi folks:
>   I am looking for a reference which describes failure rates of modern 
> computer components as a function of temperature.  The usual rule of 
> thumb is that every 10 degrees above a certain value doubles the failure 
> rate (or decreases lifetime).  I would like to look at this analysis and 
> refer to it for something I am working on.
>   Thanks
How rigorous a reference?  Or a general description of failure rates vs 
temp, for, e.g. microprocessors.

James Lux, P.E.
Spacecraft Radio Frequency Subsystems Group
Flight Communications Systems Section
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Mail Stop 161-213
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena CA 91109
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