I am trying to speed up(decrease execution time) my tests and found that using a RAM drive on the SUT has dramatically improved my tests’ performance.
Has anyone tried to run scripts from a RAM drive on the testing machine, not the SUT? If so, did you notice an improvement in execution time of your scripts?
Unless you are doing some fairly data heavy testing I wouldn’t expect this to make a huge difference (although it might help some).
Most of eggPlant’s time is spent waiting for events to process and for GUI updates to come from the SUT, so you are better using your fastest machine as the SUT and making sure you have a stable high-bandwidth connection to it.