[Beowulf] Stress / torture test cluster hardware

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Sun Oct 8 04:12:46 EDT 2006


Nico Mittenzwey wrote:
> Dear Beowulf mailing list members,
> 
> we are building a new Beowulf cluster at the moment. New hardware is
> arriving every day. Now we want to make certain that this hardware has
> no errors. Therefore we want to stress test them.

ps. We have our own test/stress rack for compute nodes.
Nodes are network booted, and put through a cycle of tests, such as 
memtest etc.
I would suggest that you think about a similar setup yourself - network 
booting is (almost) always superior to (for example) booting nodes from 
a CD. You mention Stresslinux - this can be PXE booted.
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