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

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Tue May 24 08:41:32 PDT 2011

Joe Landman wrote:

> I am wondering about this for larger systems.

Your post makes me wonder about ECC in much smaller systems, like
dedicated single computers controlling machinery or medical devices. 
Some really nasty things could result from "move cutting head in X
(int32 value) mm" after the most significant bit in the int32 value has


David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech

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