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Title: Probing the cosmic causes of errors in supercomputers

Abstract

Cosmic rays from outer space are causing errors in supercomputers. The neutrons that pass through the CPU may be causing binary data to flip leading to incorrect calculations. Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed detectors to determine how much data is being corrupted by these cosmic particles.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
OSTI (Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1434300
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COSMIC RAYS; SUPERCOMPUTING; SUPERCOMPUTERS; SINGLE-EVENT UPSETS; COSMIC RADIATION NEUTRONS; NEUTRON DETECTORS; ELECTRONIC CHIPS

Citation Formats

None. Probing the cosmic causes of errors in supercomputers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
None. Probing the cosmic causes of errors in supercomputers. United States.
None. Tue . "Probing the cosmic causes of errors in supercomputers". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1434300.
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title = {Probing the cosmic causes of errors in supercomputers},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {Cosmic rays from outer space are causing errors in supercomputers. The neutrons that pass through the CPU may be causing binary data to flip leading to incorrect calculations. Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed detectors to determine how much data is being corrupted by these cosmic particles.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Apr 10 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Tue Apr 10 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
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