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

Skip Huffman SHuffman at Atl.Carreker.Com
Tue Nov 11 09:15:57 EST 1997


On Tue, 11 Nov 1997 11:58:12 +0100, Michael Zieger wrote:

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

ECC is the SAFEST type of generally available memory.  Non-Parity
memory will corrupt data on any error.  Parity will only corrupt on
2-bit or greater errors.  ECC will only corrupt on 3-bit or greater
errors.

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