I've been lurking on this list since October '09, and it's really amazing how far booting Windows has come since then. I'm a Linux geek by trade, but there are some things Windows is best for, and for which certain tools get written for. I'm building three new boxes for work as part of a test rig and I need them to be pushed (OC'd) to the max yet still be stable. Two will be used as kvm hypervisors hosts, and one will be used as an SSD Array. All will be connected via InfiniBand:
and the 1.5TB SSD array will be served to the hypervisors via iSER http://en.wikipedia....nsions_for_RDMA. The kvm vms will live on the SSD array, so they can be migrated between hypervisors. This rig is simply a small version of a full rack-sized production system and will be used for kvm benchmarking and proving it all out before we spend the big bucks on a full rack with MUCH beefier servers and an 11.5TB SSD array .
My question is what the best way to do OC testing (and possibly tweaking), and gain some insight into what happening under the hood when various BIOS changes are done. I figure Windows gamers have live cd tools to help with all of this. What do you guys use for this kind of thing?
Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Some details on the rig:
All 3 boxen are using:
ASRock X79 Extreme6 mobos
Qlogic QDR InfiniBand HCAs (40Gb/s)
Crucial 64GB System SSD
The Array has:
32GB Corsair Vengence DDR3
6) 256GB OCZ Vertex4
Areca 8x SAS/SATA III RAID card
The Hypervisors have:
64GB Corsair Vengence DDR3
Best LiveCD way to help OC and stress test?overclock stress test
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