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Re: ECC RAM really needed?

From: Greg Smith <gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com>
To: pgsql-performance(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ECC RAM really needed?
Date: 2007-05-26 04:01:56
Message-ID: Pine.GSO.4.64.0705252350350.16561@westnet.com (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, 25 May 2007, Bruno Wolff III wrote:

> Wikipedia suggests a rule of thumb of one error per month per gigabyte, 
> though suggests error rates vary widely. They reference a paper that 
> should provide you with more background.

The paper I would recommend is

http://www.tezzaron.com/about/papers/soft_errors_1_1_secure.pdf

which is a summary of many other people's papers, and quite informative. 
I know I had no idea before reading it how much error rates go up with 
increasing altitute.

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* Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD

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