[Beowulf] ECC Scrub, which setting?
lindahl at pbm.com
Mon May 19 16:04:11 PDT 2008
On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 09:09:34AM -0700, David Mathog wrote:
> It is currently set to
> Basic, which scrubs every 5.24 ms.
You'll have to look in the manual to find out what that means -- it's
probably "do a small amount of scrubbing every 5.24 ms". And you have
to plug in your actual memory size to find out how often it scrubs all
SuperMicro's AMD mobos now have a setting which dynamically sets the
scrub time according to your memory size. It's much more user
> The machine only does
> research calculations, so a missed bad bit will it worst give a wrong
> result - no need to worry about melted reactor cores or anything like
> that. An OS crash would be inconvenient but not a serious problem.
It must suck when you lose tenure for publishing a wrong paper.
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