[rc5] Thinking of an Alpha

Skip Huffman SHuffman at Atl.Carreker.Com
Tue Nov 11 08:59:15 EST 1997


On Mon, 10 Nov 97 20:11:51 -0600, Eric Gindrup wrote:

>...the extra error correcting code bits help to 
>recover transmissions that are incorrect in only one bit.

ECC Memory will also halt the system on two-bit errors, which are much
rarer than one-bit errors.

By comparison Parity Memory will halt the system on one-bit errors.

Non-Parity Memory will simply run happily away never noticing that it
had an error, well at least until enough data is corrupted that the
system grinds to a halt.



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