[Beowulf] ECC exerciser/exorciser?

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Mon Jan 26 14:13:40 EST 2009


On Mon, 26 Jan 2009, Tony Travis wrote:

> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Mon, 26 Jan 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.
>> 
>> I've never tried "allocating all memory", but you can definitely do
>> things close to what you want to do with benchmaster:
>> 
>> http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/General/benchmaster.php
>> [...]
>
> Another possibility for exercising memory is "stream":
>
> 	http://www.streambench.org/

Ya.  Benchmaster contains stream.

    rgb

>
> Bye,
>
> 	Tony.
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