Multi-GPU stress on Linux

How to Stress Test the Multi-GPU on Linux

Stress testing multi-GPU setups on Linux involves putting the system under heavy load to assess stability, performance, and heat management. Here are some tools and methods you can use for stress testing multi-GPU configurations on Linux:

To stress test a system for simultaneous GPU scenario, we’ll use two tools: gpu-burn and docker.

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  • Add extra repository

distribution=$(. /etc/os-release;echo $ID$VERSION_ID) \
&& curl -s -L | sudo apt-key add – \
&& curl -s -L$distribution/nvidia-docker.list | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-docker.list

  • Update the system

sudo apt-get update

  • Install Docker

sudo apt-get install -y nvidia-docker2

  • Restart Docker

sudo systemctl restart docker

  • Download GPU Burn

git clone

cd gpu-burn

  • Build Docker image

docker build -t gpu_burn .

  • Run the GPU Burn test

docker run –rm –gpus all gpu_burn