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Subatomic Particle Sensitivity of Gigabyte Networks

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The authors have presenting subatomic particle radiation testing of the 57710 network controller. It shows that there is a SEFI mode that could cause the internal network to become unavailable every two to 1136 years with the TCP/IP protocol and every five to 2276 years using the UDP protocol based on location and solar activity. To use intersystem networks, devices will need network controllers and switches. These devices are likely to be affected by single-event effects, which could affect data communication. In this paper, they will present radiation data and performance analysis for using a Broadcom network controller in a neutron environment.

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