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Re: BGP Problem on 04/16/2007
On Apr 19, 2007, at 10:17 AM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
Yup, Sandia National Labs made a radiation hardened Pentium and, as far as I remember, was working on a hardened SPARC -- there was also some work done (AFAIR on PPC) whereby 3 processors would run the same instructions and vote on the output...
Oh, not just "somebody" -- a certain large vendor has many, many references to it -- and I have received it as a explanation for random reloads -- believe me, trying to tell an irate customer / PHB that the reason that his "mission critical" circuit bounced was because of cosmic rays is No Fun(tm). Hmmm.. Isn't this the same vendor that now has a router sitting on a satellite ?! ;-)
There was also an issue where one of the large manufacturers of (binary) CAMs received a batch of polyimide that was contaminated with an alpa-emitter (for some reason thorium oxide springs to mind) and their quality control didn't catch it... As far as I know the problem was identified before any products with the CAMs were shipped, but I had an order held up while the vendor tried to source alternate parts...
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