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This example demonstrates how you can use built-in parallel testing features to improve test throughput. You can use the parallel or batch process models to test multiple units in parallel on a single test station. TestStand provides a set of synchronization steps to coordinate parallel and batch testing.
You can use the Auto Schedule step type to further improve the performance of parallel tests by allowing TestStand to automatically reorder your test steps to better utilize hardware resources.
This example shows the effects of using these features and how they can improve the performance of your tests.
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To begin the demo, select Execute»Run MainSequence.
When the example starts, a new window appears to show the simulated test steps, the current instrument usage, and the total test time for each strategy so you can compare performance. The demo contains the following strategies:
|Note The first time you execute this example, the auto-scheduled tests might take longer to execute than the parallel tests due to components specific to the example. In this case, running the example a second time provides a more accurate representation of the performance differences.|