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Another bug in Xeon

Another bug in Xeon

Intel's troubled Xeon chip has hit another snag, this time in the error-correcting code (ECC) feature of the processor.

The ECC measures and monitors the parity of memory bytes. If there is a difference between the information sent and the information received, the ECC corrects the information so the server doesn't lose any of it.

The official word from Intel is that there is a solution. Supply won't be delayed, with the chips set to ship on schedule at the end of this month, just two weeks away.

Vendors most affected by the bug include Dell and Compaq, who had planned to be first off the mark with new Xeon servers.


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