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Why ECC is so important on any system working with data you care about


JonathanM

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Interesting to consider the IBM study that says that for every 256MB there is one bitflip a month.

If I simply extrapolate to my server RAM, that's more that 8/day.

 

It's probably more complicated than just a few multiplications as data density and manufacturing processes reach smaller transistor sizes.

But still probably a sensitive matter.

 

Same thing for SSDs and HDDs I guess.

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