Delivering Resilient and Reliable Workstations

ECC memory plays a critical role in the user experience.

Discover the Benefits

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    Catch and correct single-bit errors on-the-fly

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    Protect your system from potential crashes and changes in data

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    Deliver professional-grade workstations

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 through no fault of the user. They may sometimes crash your system and corrupt data; they may even change data and go completely undetected. The longer a system operates throughout the day, the greater the risk it has for memory errors and this risk increases with the age of the system.

The longer a system operates throughout the day, the greater the risk it has for memory errors and this risk increases with the age of the system.

It is 228x more likely to see another correctable error in the same month after experiencing one.1

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.

Is the investment in more reliable workstation technology worthwhile?
The added investment in reliability delivered from an entry-level Intel® Xeon® processor-based workstation may be as little as $100.2 The expected life of a workstation is typically three years and the need to accommodate ever-larger models and new workflows should be expected to stress workstation design points within that time frame. Is the investment in more reliable systems worth it? Figure 1 shows the sensitivity of a $100 investment in reliability versus various salaries that range from $40 to $80 an hour. As you see in this figure, in each salary category the investment in reliability outweighs the risk of not making the investment. There is also the chance that an error could change data central to your project without your knowledge. Reliability is an investment worth making.

Figure 1. Investing in a reliable workstation with ECC memory can improve your productivity, which can significantly increase the overall return.3

Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Workstations

Customizable workstations with Intel® processors provide performance and reliability for professional applications.

Produkt- und Leistungsinformationen


Basierend auf einem Vergleich von HP Z230* Tower-Workstations mit und ohne ECC-Speicher vom 11. August 2015. Konfiguration: HP Z230 Tower-Workstation, Microsoft Windows* 8.1 Pro 64 – Downgrade zu Microsoft Windows* 7 Pro 64, Intel® Xeon® Prozessor E3-1231 v3, 400-W-Netzteil mit 92 % Energieeffizienz, NVIDIA* Quadro K620 Grafikkarte, 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3-1600-Speicher (ECC oder ohne ECC, je nach Preis), SATA-Festplattenlaufwerk (1 TB, 7200 U/min), optisches SATA-Laufwerk (Slim SuperMulti DVD-RW), USB-Tastatur und optische USB-Maus von HP, 3/3/3-Tower-Garantie von HP. Systempreis mit ECC-Speicher: 2015 USD. Systempreis ohne ECC-Speicher: 1915 USD. 


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