Neutrinos randomly flipping bits

What does everyone think about the fact that cosmic rays split into a neutrino and randomly change bits in computers? I’m referring to this YouTube video: The Universe is Hostile to Computers - YouTube

Yeah, that’s been a thing for a while. Sun blamed some CPU cache failures on “cosmic rays” back in the early 2000s.

See this really well explained blog entry by James Gosling, the creator of Java:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160314030256/http://nighthacks.com/roller/jag/entry/at_the_mercy_of_suppliers

  • Alex

Back in the mid to late 80’s, it was commonly believed that cosmic rays could flip bits, so we sprang for parity RAMs in PCs.