[Beowulf] Memory stress testing tools.

Prentice Bisbal prentice at ias.edu
Thu Dec 9 08:36:32 PST 2010

On 12/07/2010 06:58 PM, David Mathog wrote:
> Try stressapptest.
> http://code.google.com/p/stressapptest/
> Note that it has a bizarre behavior where no matter how high you set N
> it the sum of their CPU usage is always 100%, even though they are not
> all running on one core on a multi-core system.  To saturate all of the
> cores one must force things, see this thread (where I talk to myself,
> the solution is at the end)
> http://groups.google.com/group/stressapptest-discuss/browse_thread/thread/882537e9f3f7d3f2

Thanks for the info. stressapptest looks like a great tool. I'm going to 
give it a try when I'm done trying out mprime. I want to see which one 
triggers the error quicker/more consistently.


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