James M. Armitage, Worchester Polytechnic Institute
Bari Perelli-Minetti, Worchester Polytechnic Institute
John M. Rulnick
$2,000 on 10/17/97
To cover equipment and publications for a project that will analyze
the reliability and economy of common forms of RAM, development of publicly
available software tools for this analysis, and dissemination of the results.
Memory Reliability Abstract
Should your next workstation, or your company's next server, have error-detecting/correcting
memory? If not, what are the risks? If so, what is a reasonable cost? Our
research addresses these questions through investigation of the causes
of random irreproducible ("soft") errors, analysis of engineering, economic,
and other factors affecting the design and fault-tolerance of random access
memory, and the study of the effects of soft errors on system operation.
The Web site is under construction. We expect it to be ready in late