torture test

torture test

A test of a system under abnormal conditions such as extreme heat or cold. A computer may be kept running for weeks on end using software that causes the CPU chip to run at its maximum (most number of transistors switching all the time). A laptop may be dropped over and over from different heights to determine its ruggedness. The term may be occasionally used with testing software, but it mostly refers to hardware because plastic, glass, metal and semiconductor materials have physical limitations.
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In a perfect world, we'd torture test every product to failure and fire every load through every firearm for performance data.
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We put 1,000 rounds through the pistol on Friday and cleaned the gun in preparation for the torture test.
But I admit that I did take some sort of satisfaction in having my torture test calculated into serious data.
Lyle is convinced he won't have to head for the six-round torture test at the qualifying school for the first time since he topped the class of 1977 to earn his card.