I've seen a dicussion about ECC ram use on servers. Why is it better?
We often get DIMMs in our servers going bad with the following errors in syslog: May 7 09:15:31 nolcgi303 kernel: EDAC k8 MC0: general bus error: participating processor(local node response), ...
I have a new server and am planning to upgrade the paltry 2 GB of memory to the maximum of 16 GB. (Theoretically 8 GB is the limit, but empirically 16 GB has been shown to work.) Some guides advise ...
DRAM chips are very tightly packed. Research has shown that neighboring bits can be flipped at random. What is the probability of the bug triggering at random in a server-grade DRAM chip with ECC ...
Is ECC RAM recommended for use in workstations, or is it something that only gets used in servers? If non-ECC RAM works in PCs, why would we need ECC RAM at all?
I have a pile of Sun X2200-M2 servers. These servers have ECC memory. In some of these servers, I am getting warnings in the eLOM about "correctable ECC errors detected", eg: # ssh regress11 ...