I wanted to reach out and get some opinions of Testing hardware. Should I use VMs or a stand-alone tower? If I use VMs, what would be some recommended hardware specs for the hosting server? If a standalone physical workstation, what would you recommend in regards to processor power, ram, and gpu-wise?
Right now I have about 242 Selenium WebDriver tests spread across 11 test suites for which I run in parallel with each other. I am going to be adding at least another 360 tests in the near-future. My goal is to be able to run all the test suites simulatenously while not sacrificing the performance of each test.
Also let's say that my budget is $8,000.
Thank you all for your time and any advice you may give.