Error Correcting Code, or ECC memory, protects your system from potential crashes and changes in data. ECC memory catches and corrects single-bit errors on the fly to keep workstation applications running reliably and without error. Single-bit memory errors occur with no fault of the user. They not only crash your system and corrupt data, but can sometimes change data and go completely undetected.... The longer a system operates throughout the day, the greater risk it has for memory errors and this risk increases with the age of the system.
Today, workstations represent the primary tool used to innovate and create digital assets. Workstations, by mandate, need to be resilient and highly reliable. They are engineered and designed to meet performance targets that deliver a user experience that is unimpeded ECC memory is one technology that plays a critical role in delivering the desired user experience and it is a critical component to delivering what users expect from professional-grade workstations employed in the creation and modeling of new products that drive a company’s long-term success.
Consider these potential consequences of an undetected error:
• Imagine the impact of losing an hour of a product development session. You now have to re-create and re-imagine your latest innovation.
• Visualize, or fail to visualize, the impact of losing hours of invested time in creating visually rich, engaging content for virtually any media — print, web, interactive, video, audio, and mobile.
• Picture your latest product performing incorrectly because of a change in data. Even worse, you may not be aware that it is incorrect.
Read the full Reliable Workstations: The Role of Error Correcting Code Memory Technology Brief.