Monday, September 12, 2005

Pushing the limits

We're hitting the limits of patience, and really interruptability. Our tests despite the in memory stuff are now 10 minutes. (5400 tests). They do lots of stuff.

One of our guys is implementing Grid unit. Fortunately, developers spend lots of time thinking leaving lots of spare CPU cycles lying around. Combined with a dual cored - dual Opteron box we expect our test time to go sub 1 minute.

Long tests have many bad impacts:
1) Long queues to check in (large team)
2) Disruption in thought process
3) Disruption in momentum

Thanks to Vlad, Zach and Alex and all the others that have provided different seeds on the team to thinking about how to speed up the tests.


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