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October 8, 2009

Google: Computer Memory Flakier Than Expected

Stephen Shankland

Wondering why your computer just crashed again? Its memory might be to blame, according to real-world Google research that finds error rates higher than what earlier work showed. With hundreds of thousands of computers in its data centers, Google can collect an abundance of real-world data about how those machines actually work. That’s exactly what the company did for a research paper that found error rates are surprisingly high.

Full story at CNET News