[Beowulf] Not quite Walmart, or, living without ECC?

Justin Penney jpenney at advancedclustering.com
Tue Nov 27 12:36:31 PST 2007

Michael Will wrote:
> We have found that linpack is by far the better memory tester than
> Memtest86+. Memtest does not find all the bad RAM that linpack triggers, 
> visible through the mcelog and through IPMI BMC logs. 

We have seen the same results. Linpack, the EDAC modules and watching the MCE log have really helped to diagnose memory failures that squeak through other tests.

justin penney
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