For a (failed) project, I needed to stress-test a system in order to verify the limits of it's ventilation system and it's temperatues. I heard about stress-ng a while ago, and I lately found about a fronted for it, named s-tui.
What is stress-ng ?
The name actually describes it very well. This tool allows you to run various stress tests on your computer, on many Unix-like operating systems. The tool is actually intended for my kind of use-case, which is trying to find thermal issues. The examples in the README.md file are quite useful, I invite you to try it.
What is s-tui ?
while looking for stress-ng in my package manager,
s-tui came out. As it
turns out, this frontend is really complementary. It is a terminal UI for
stress-ng, hence its name. It is not only able to run a stress test, but also
to simply monitor some properties of your system, starting with CPU usage, CPU
frequency and temperature. You can have a look at the baseline before starting
a test, from
s-tui or outside of it.