machine check

machine check

[mə′shēn ‚chek]
(computer science)
A check that tests whether the parts of equipment are functioning properly. Also known as hardware check.
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Credit institutions and cash handlers can now release only such banknotes back into circulation that have successfully passed the machine check, the Estonian central bank (Eesti Pank)reports.
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The processor also boasts advanced reliability features, including extensive error detection and correction on all of the processor's major data structures and an advanced Machine Check Architecture for intelligent error management and recovery of complex platform errors to prevent data loss, corruption and down time.
These include machine check handling, ACPI (Advanced Configuration & Power Interface), ccNUMA (cache-coherent non-uniform memory access), static domain partitioning, and hot plug CPU and memory -- which addresses the ability to physically add and remove CPUs, add memory on the fly, and various system management software interfaces.
Intel's machine check architecture (MCA) technology allowed the system to continue executing transactions as it recovered from several error conditions.
The Itanium Architecture also includes unique reliability features via its Enhanced Machine Check Architecture, enabling error detection, correction and logging as well as Error-Correcting Code (ECC) and parity checking features.
Using the machines is simple: Motorists need to enter ID details and the machine checks for fines.
This machine checks in at nearly 250,000 pounds and can work in tandem with a lifting magnet that is 7 feet in diameter or a Type 75 or Type 85 grapple.