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Old 06-10-2008, 03:46 PM   #1
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Default Linking two computers together

I would like to link two old computers that I have lying around together. Not to share files, but to share resources (CPU, RAM, Ect.). I know it can be done but I dont know how. I did a search on google & the forums but had no luck. I was wondering if anybody had any good tips or links. Thanks
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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I've never heard of that. The only thing I've heard of is sharing monitors and sharing a CPU with 2 monitors.
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It's called clustering and its possible to do with computers, as this is what supercomputers are (A bunch of high peformance computers linked together other the network).

You need a specialized OS and specialized applications to take advantage of clustering however.
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Yes you can. But the software if for servers only right now

i'm sure someone will make a program for windows and for consumer use

http://www.apple.com/server/macosx/t...ogy/xgrid.html
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I know it can be done, but I never knew how to do it. I've seen like 10 systems linked together as a student project at a college. That was pretty cool. I'd like to know how to do it too, just to try.
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Wow it actually looks like i could do this.. i found a torrent of this

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ccs/default.aspx

i dont think it would be worth reformatting and reinstalling an os to all of my computers just to see if it actually worked though...
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k, so clustering sounds like something that would not be all that practical to do unless I had a reason like rendering large videos or very processor extensive tasks.
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