I've been programming Java for several years now and I've come to a point where I'd like to do some new things with Java.
I want to start a project where I try to stress test several components of the pc (i.e. CPU, memory, disk). The thing is I do know how to develop applications with Java but this kind of thing is new to me.
I did find some information about Loadrunner and The Grinder which could help me but maybe there is another solution because I'd like to develop this application without the need of other software.
Can somebody point me to the right direction how to get started.