If you have been keeping up with the development on our tools server you will know that we just did a big rebuild and I was looking for a way to monitor the GPU temperatures. Yesterday I wrote a article about how to get these temperatures on a linux server which does not have a X-server installed. Alex is currently writing some custom Cacti plugins to monitor temps but in the meantime I decided to figure out another way. I have never needed to use Gnuplot for anything and I figured this was as good a time as any to learn.
So as every one knows we just rebuilt our massive cracking server. On the old server I was doing temperature monitoring with LM_Sensors, which for CPU temps is very good but I was not to sure about its accuracy on GPU Temperatures. So I decided to do some investigation into another solution.