As most of you will be aware by now, NASA’s curiosity was able to successfully land on Mars. This article from Wired explains how it’s processor is being shielded from the radiation and the bit-flips that it can cause in it’s RAM. It seems that bit-flipping is something that happens everyday to big supercomputers, although they are protected by ECC (error correcting code). I always … Continue reading How does curiosity’s processor shield itself from the environment ?
It will land on Mars on August! Can’t wait for new photos 😀