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AMD recalls "inconsistent" Opterons

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http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=31354
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AMD HAS A PROBLEM with Opteron x52s and x54s which is basically a temperature induced FP bug.

When the chips get hot, and you are running FP heavy code, you get 'inconsistent' results.

According to AMD, there are a small number of chips, about 3,000, and out there that have this problem, and it has a test that can identify the chips. If you are affected, it will replace the chips for free.
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Ouch, at least they are on top of it.
    
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I remember when an Intel chip was coming out with the wrong results for some insanely odd calculation.
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Wow thats a pitty but atleast they know about it and are willing to replace the chips at no expense to the customer.
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I am willing to bet that the 3,000 chip will turn into 10,000, then 30,000. It always happens that way with these kinds of things. Companies always like to look like they are on top of a problem, but they try to hind how widespread it really is.
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I am willing to bet
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I have a college account, in which my dad invests money.
Ah, young padawan, this is why your father is investing rather than you. Something tells me if he had just handed you the money to invest, you would not be seeing the College days bucko.

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One must begin to wonder if this may be related in any way to all the recent site outages.
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One must begin to wonder if this may be related in any way to all the recent site outages.
Theyve been having problems with one of the Raptors. Thats whats causing the outages.
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One must begin to wonder if this may be related in any way to all the recent site outages.
As far as I know, OC.net uses a dual Xeon server. :***: I mean, they would not be able to use the DDR2 Crucial gave them with Opterons, at least not until tomorrow.
I might be wrong though.
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As far as I know, Overclock.net uses a dual Xeon server. :***: I mean, they would not be able to use the DDR2 Crucial gave them with Opterons, at least not until tomorrow.
I might be wrong though.
They switched from the Xeon to an Opteron server. But the Opteron server has had nothing but problems. It could be one of the bad Opterons but Im pretty sure its with the drive.
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