[CentOS] how can I stress a server?

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Thu Nov 20 19:31:21 UTC 2008

RobertH wrote on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 09:15:03 -0800:

> DL380 G3 Dual

And how does he squeeze that in 1U?

AFAIR, Rudi's located in South Africa and has already stated several times 
that prices there for servergrade stuff are not as cheap as you can get it 
in some other areas of the world. May apply for Ebay deliveries to SA as 
well (if they ship at all to SA). And, looking at the Ebay ads, I sure 
wouldn't buy such a machine. 
I can understand that Rudi builds his own servers in that situation, I do 
this sometimes as well. One thing what I would have avoided if possible, 
though, is buy a board with such a new chipset that you can't even get 
lm_sensors to run. (Or you didn't research too well, Rudi. You can upgrade 
lm_sensors from rpmforge and you can get coretemp.ko patches for some 
chipsets. I had to do this myself for an "oldish" Intel 5000 server 
chipset.) That's another thing where server-grade stuff comes nice into 
play: the machines usually include BMC, so you are not dependant on 
lm_sensors and kernel.


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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