I work in a lab containing a system of computers and simulators interacting with each other in order to recreate a complete and accurate boat simulation.
The software used on these machines receives an update from our development team every 3 or 4 months and we run the software through a big batch of tests to make sure it works properly (~100+ tests each time)
Around 80% of these tests can be easily automated but we have no means to do that yet.
My project is to come up with an architecture for a system allowing us to run automated tests on our computers (several at once). In order to begin, I'm looking to get an idea of the state of the art in the domain of systems set up to run automated tests.
I have a vague idea of what I'm looking for: examples and ideas of computers set up on a network with all the SUT's (System Under Test) and how they interact.
Would you have any sources of information, documents and papers I could look into in order to get an idea of what already exists?
Thank you very much and sorry for the imprecision of what I'm asking, I'm only just starting, trying to figure things out.