[Beowulf] ECC exerciser/exorciser?

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Jan 26 10:53:48 EST 2009

Mark Hahn wrote:

> - do you have or know of a good exerciser for testing ECC's?  yes, I 
> know about memtest86, but I'm more curious about a load that could be 
> run under
> linux.  my thinking is that ecc's are triggered by bad reads, so something
> which allocates all memory and then continually reads it would be best.

Thats memtest.  We found it doesn't trigger MCEs, and often will report 
a system as good, that once it leaves the lab, generates lots of MCEs on 
customer code.  So we run specific codes (GAMESS and others) to burn in 
the machine.

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