How to test for a CPU Socket failure


May 9, 2006
UL certification is lots of fun.

Quick question to my compatriots. Do you know of a way to test a live system CPU hard failure. IE I have some 32 core systems running multi socket systems with 128gb of ram. I have been doing searching with ZERO good returns so far.

Do any of you fine folks know of a method to SIMULATE a socket/CPU failure on a system?

We have been asked in the past to literally crack a case on a running system and pull a CPU while the system was up. ( We said no of course. )

If we could have a software solution to simulate such a failure that would be awesome.

Also checking with the server vendor for something like this.