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Methods, apparatus and system for notification of predictable memory failure

United States Patent

January 3, 2017
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A method for providing notification of a predictable memory failure includes the steps of: obtaining information regarding at least one condition associated with a memory; calculating a memory failure probability as a function of the obtained information; calculating a failure probability threshold; and generating a signal when the memory failure probability exceeds the failure probability threshold, the signal being indicative of a predicted future memory failure.
Cher; Chen-Yong (Port Chester, NY), Andrade Costa; Carlos H. (White Plains, NY), Park; Yoonho (Chappaqua, NY), Rosenburg; Bryan S. (Cortlandt Manor, NY), Ryu; Kyung D. (New City, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
14/ 022,180
September 9, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. B599858 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.