Here are some Resource Loading Tools. If there are any you think I should include please let me know. I would like to keep this page as relevant and up to date as possible.

CPU:

StressCPUv2 –Seems to be a newer version of the older Stress CPU. http://www.gromacs.org/index.php?title=Download_%26_Installation/User_contributions/Other_software

CPU Busy- The classic vbs script
http://virtualizationandstorage.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/cpubusy-vbs/

Network and Storage:

IOMeter- Although I haven’t had a chance to use this yet, it was recommended to me by both Jason Boche and Scott Lowe, so it is probably pretty awesome.
http://www.iometer.org/

Memory:

Memory Performance Tester- Uses a designated amount  of memory defined by user.
http://www.ntpro.nl/blog/archives/1529-Memory-Performance-Tester.html

LeakyApp- Simulates an app that is leaking memory…pretty self-explanatory
http://www.petri.co.il/download_free_reskit_tools.htm

Other Sites…

http://virtualization.info/en/news/2006/01/how-to-stress-test-virtual-machines.html

http://www.vmware.com/products/vmmark/features.html

2 Comments

Tom Callahan · March 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

For storage testing, check out Bonnie++ and IOZone as well. Testing how a network handles latency, jitter, etc. can be accomplished using the Linux Traffic Control suite.

Here’s some more info on TC:
http://blog.edseek.com/~jasonb/articles/traffic_shaping/

    C-Rad · March 8, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Awesome I will check them out. Thanks!

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