we have a suite of tests that we run using the suite manager. we have been trying to isolate the cause of erratic behavoiur which is as follows
the test suite invokes an application and conducts a series of test on it
1. on a few machines the suite manager is calls the application correctly and tests run
2. on other machines the suite managers waits endlessly for the application to be invoked without hanging. But if we use the debug mode on the same machinethe application gets called in a jiffy.

the machine configurations are similar
did anyone experience anything similar to this?