I have a process, using Selenium Web driver for Firefox, for automatic look up for information on one specific site. Due to the volume of the data being looked up, I will need to run parallel processes - minimum 10 (I think). I did a quick test, with 3 processes running in parallel and it seemed ok. But I will need many more.. The Process is written in C#, runs on Windows. Firefox is the only web driver that works with the site.
1) Is there any benefit of using the Selenium Grid in my situation? Vs just running as many copies of my process (each creating an instance of the selenium web driver) as it is found optimal ?
2) What number of processes (using FF) may be optimal ? (in terms of FF requests) Would FF run parallel requests to the site, or would it queue them ?
3) If I have N processes (each creating an instance of the selenium web driver/FF)
would selenium create N different instances of FF?