"Chipkill" memory offers PC life support

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"Chipkill" memory offers PC life support

Memory technology maker Rambus will announce on Monday support for a technology that allows computers to keep working even if a memory chip fails completely.

The so-called “chipkill” technology is a feature in demand among computer makers selling machines that stay up and running even when major components fail. The capability is particularly important for the mid- to high-end server market.

Samples of the memory chips using the chipkill technology are expected this year. The technique, also called “interleaved data mode,” will arrive with 256-megabit chips.

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