[Beowulf] ECC support on motherboards?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon May 12 16:39:35 PDT 2008

Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Given that one is doing very long computations, it seems obvious to me
> that you're likely to get memory errors that alter your computations
> if you only run long enough. ECC memory thus seems like a near
> necessity these days.
> However, I've been finding it increasingly difficult to figure out,
> based on manufacturers blurbs, whether or not given motherboards
> support ECC memory properly. Anyone have any tips on how to determine
> it easily?

Server class boards generally do ECC.  Desktop class generally do not.

Spec sheets are your friends.

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