Where to launch a test (from Mac or with Amazon EC2 Instance)

Hi, I need to execute load test (2000r/sec) throughout (several hours)
I have read here, some people start their test with Amazon EC2 Instance

My computer parameters:

My Computer:
Version: 10.12.6 (
Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
(it exists another option with Memory: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3)

Is this enough to execute test easily?
Or if I need Amazon EC2 Instance, could you send the information with how to do that.

You are going to be bounded by the number of connections you open as opposed to CPU/Memory from the specs you shown above. Of course it also matters what your test is doing and the type of simulation setup you use.

I remember running a test that had three distinct http requests in a simulation and it ran with a global 1k req/sec with 20k concurrent users. over 40% of the request failed as we maxed out the Ephemeral port on the box. We ended up running the test in multiple jenkins slave with 100k users total and later combining the results.

I’d say start with your computer above and see how far it can go before you venture into AWS.