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GCC : Second Manufacturing 6

No, these are not gym lockers. Well, actually they are....

GCC had a lot to learn when it first got into manufacturing hardware. One lesson (which most people in the business know) is the need to "burn in" new components. In any random distribution of new hardware, there is always a subset that fails quickly, and the rest tend to last a long time. The secret is to make sure those components that will fail quickly don't make it to the customer. To that end, we built test rigs (with controlled temperature) to "burn in" each hyperdrive to weed out the poor ones. As it turns out, gym lockers worked perfected to house the rig.

Posted by Steven at May 24, 2005 08:46 PM