[Beowulf] burn-in bootable cd

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Thu Sep 6 14:30:10 PDT 2012

On 09/07/2012 06:08 AM, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> There used to be a bootable CD which combined a kernel with extra EDAC
> stuff a user-land which ran HPL Linpack to exercise all the
> cores/dimms. We can't find a modern version of it, does anyone kow of
> one?

I think what you're thinking of is Advanced Clusterings "Breakin":


Both downloads and a git repo of what's needed to build your own. Last 
updated in July with a 3.3.4 kernel.

I ran it on my new home desktop and it clocked 84 GFlops. It would have 
been #1 on the very first Top500 in June 1993 beating the CM-5 at LANL 
by a considerable margin (and it has the same amount of RAM, 32GB). ;-)

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