memory scrubbing


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memory scrubbing

Clearing data areas in memory after an application is closed in order to prevent a cracker from obtaining usernames, passwords and other valuable information. See data scrubbing.
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The new NetServer LH3 is packed with high-end features including dual Pentium II 350MHz or 400MHz processors with 100MHz front side bus, up to 1GB PC-100 compliant ECC SDRAM with memory scrubbing.
RAS features include: CPU health monitor, CPU thermal throttle, Fail-Safe-Boot(TM), Fail-Safe-BIOS(TM), SMBus interfaces, and ECC combined with Chipkill(TM) Correct and memory scrubbing for high-density memory devices.
An independent service processor performs online and remote diagnostics, logging, and monitoring functions and data is protected through features such as disk mirroring, page isolation, and memory scrubbing, he said.