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

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Tue May 24 08:44:15 PDT 2011

On 05/24/2011 11:41 AM, David Mathog wrote:
> 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
> flipped.

Some bits are more important than others ...

Basically I was looking for anecdotal evidence that this is a "bad 
thing" (TM).  I have it now, and it helped me make the case I needed to 

Thanks to everyone for this, it was really helpful!

Joseph Landman, Ph.D
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