Google publishes data on memory module performance

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  1. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    http://news.cnet.com/8301-30685_3-10370026-264.html?tag=newsLeadStoriesArea.1

    Like their study on hard drive failures and operating temperature (which generally showed that temperature was not as big a factor as generally thought in drive failure), it's great to see them contributing some interesting information on real-world hardware performance and durability from their own operations.
     
  2. John Jacob macrumors 6502a

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    I had read the article, and I found it interesting. One of my choices of topic for my masters thesis (not the one I finally took up, though) was on linker level software techniques for detecting and recovering from transient errors (bit flips due to cosmic rays). The Google study shows that transient errors are not as common as thought.
     
  3. mkrishnan thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, does make you wonder a little bit about the move away from ECC in the consumer / non-server world. Did your final thesis topic have anything else to do with managing hardware anomalies, or was it some other software-side project?
     

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