[Beowulf] Curious about ECC vs non-ECC in practice

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu May 19 22:45:01 PDT 2011

On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:35:25AM -0400, Joe Landman wrote:

>    Does anyone run a large-ish cluster without ECC ram?  Or with ECC 
> turned off at the motherboard level?  I am curious if there are numbers 
> of these, and what issues people encounter.  I have some of my own data 
> from smaller collections of systems, I am wondering about this for 
> larger systems.

I don't think anyone's done the experiment with a 'larger system'
since "Big Mac" had to replace all of their servers with ones that had
ECC. Still, any cluster that can manipulate the BIOS appropriately
could easily do the experiment.

-- greg

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