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Guild Wars 2 Stress Test

The Guild Wars 2 Facebook Page has word on a stress test next week (thanks Ke). Here's word:

We’ll be conducting a stress test on Monday May 14 from 11 AM to 6:00 PM PDT (-7 GMT).

This special test event is open only to Pre-Purchase customers who have registered their accounts. With your help, we can conduct important tests and address some of the issues we identified during our first Beta Weekend Event. During this event, all you need to do is play normally with a new or existing character on your Beta account using the same game client. Please note that since this is a stress test of our servers, you may experience some in-game performance issues. If you’ve pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 and wish to participate in the stress test, we recommend that you register the account and download the game client.

Pre-Purchase customers, log in to the Beta Forums for more information and/or to download the Beta client if needed.

https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/stress/news/Getting-Started/169235

Having issues logging in? Contact Support: https://support.guildwars2.com/

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27. Re: Guild Wars 2 Stress Test May 11, 2012, 15:13 Titus
 
HorrorScope wrote on May 11, 2012, 14:57:
Many reported stupid crazy low percentage of use on GPU's and several had low CPU usage as well.

Low CPU usage if you look at the total CPU. If you got 4 (or 6) cores and one thread is maxing out one core and limiting the rest of the threads, you'll only see 25% (or 16%) plus a bit CPU usage. You can't split one thread over multiple cores. That's why certain lower end CPU's with good per core performance could run this better than high end AMD 6 core systems, where the per core performance is worse.

Concurrency is the bane of modern computing, ever since 'Moore's Law' could only be kept intact by putting more cores on a processor. Tim Sweeney held a great talk about innovating computer languages for game development years ago. Most processing languages nowadays favor the Object Orientation paradigm, where mutable state is all over the place, which makes locking issues hard to prevent. Too bad nothing much has changed.

This comment was edited on May 11, 2012, 15:30.
 
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