[rc5] Re: RAM (Thinking of an Alpha)

Michael Zieger m.zieger at kem.ac.at
Tue Nov 11 11:58:12 EST 1997


At 20:11 10.11.97 -0600, Eric Gindrup wrote:
>     Finally, the biggest deal for ECC (anymore) is to correct transmission 
>     errors on the bus.  As bus (and chip) voltages get lower, they will be 
>     more susceptible to transmission interference (from their own 
>     emissions, usually) and the extra error correcting code bits help to 
>     recover transmissions that are incorrect in only one bit.  
>     Comparatively, very few errors occur on the chips.
>            -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu

Yes, very few errors. But what if one of that errors affects the _right_
key your CPU would have cracked on RC5?

;-) mike

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