[Beowulf] Re: ECC Memory and Job Failures (Huw Lynes)

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Apr 24 11:55:30 PDT 2009

John Hearns wrote:
> 2009/4/24 Prentice Bisbal <prentice at ias.edu>:
>> Last time this issue came up, he included links to several papers on
>> this topic published by Boeing. As you go up in the atmosphere, the
>> [prevalence|probability|concentration] of cosmic rays goes up
>> significantly. Boeing has done a lot of research on this topic, since it
>> can affect the operation of their [products|weapons].
> I don't have time to Google at the moment - I'm making obeisances at
> the altar of a supercomputer - but wasn;t there a large dose for every
> Concorde flight? Did the flight crew have to wear radiation badges, or
> am I going dotty in my old age?

Not much of a dose at all. They had detectors on board to quantify


Geoffrey D. Jacobs

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