I have read a lot about Quorum blockchain. My goal is to run and test it. I have found many articles. Could anyone suggest me good start-up articles for setting-up the Quorum on a number of nodes and test it with smart contracts?
If you just want to quickly get up and running with quorum, I'd suggest using the 7-nodes example. That will set up a network of 7 nodes running on your local machine. It even gives you a number of different virtual machine deployment options. You can then play around and get familiar using that.