parity memory


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parity memory

Memory that uses a ninth bit for parity checking. The checking operation is performed by circuits on the motherboard, not on the memory chips themselves. When a parity error occurs, most computers simply display a "parity error" message, hang up and then must be rebooted. See parity checking.
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To check the correctness of an instruction set, we generate a parity chain using RS Code and store it in separate parity memory and the checking of instruction integrity proceeds.