There has been a lot of discussion recently about using the "compute cloud" as the test driver of choice for various kinds of testing including, in particular, server load testing. Cloud images are inexpensive, powerful, and increasingly widely available.
Readers of this BLOG are aware that evalid has some unique characteristics that suit it well for driving very large amounts of load. Recently we provisioned some tests for the Amazon EC2 compute cloud and took a set of EC2 Sample LoadTest Screenshots.
These images show (1) four machine instances each with a 100-browser test ready to go, (2) a zoom-in view showing the test script ready to launch in singleton mode, (3) a mid-playback view after the LoadTest scenario is launched and all 100 eValid copies are running, (4, 5, 6) individual from-the-cloud eValid reports taken at the end of the run, and (7) the EC2 control panel showing the four instances.
Let us know if you would like more details about how to use eValid for server load generation from cloud images.