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Old 02-07-2010, 03:01 AM   #1
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hello so i saw the video:



they basically take a bunch of desktop computers and wire them into one ownage computer. i was wondering if this is possible for a typical person to do? anyone ever try this? how are they wired together? is it possible to us usb (male to male)? also how would you run and os? would the hard drives have to be partitioned to one? or is a software available?

i was just wondering because i have like 3 computers of my own. is there a way to do something like that to have all of them running as one computer (with one keyboard, one screen, and one mouse?)

i am just really curious and if possible would like to attempt to do this.

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Old 02-07-2010, 03:30 AM   #2
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i would say no, to answer your question

and they said they have 10 Tera flops of process power.


get some crossfire with 2 5970 cards out, and you could probably do just as much power, as those 2200 procs have. maybe more

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...70,2474-2.html


MAYBE im wrong? not sure...
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That would be called a cluster. Wikipedia link. It would only be useful for doing CPU crunching work like video encoding or complex mathematical calculations or protein folding.

For Macs, you can check out Pooch.
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That would be called a cluster. Wikipedia link. It would only be useful for doing CPU crunching work like video encoding or complex mathematical calculations or protein folding.

For Macs, you can check out Pooch.
Protein Folding runs MUCH better on GPU's, instead of CPUs
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Protein Folding runs MUCH better on GPU's, instead of CPUs
You are absolutely right! I got FAH running on my ATI GPU.
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which is why i dont see why they would want so many Procs

a few GPUs could easly do much better, for less power, and price.
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Looks like a commercial for Apple.

That is completely insane, why would someone spend 5.2 million dollars on a computer system? And 350 million???......Completely nuts.
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give me 5k for a build and i could out tera flop there set up easily lol.
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I can use my old timers, set all that up for close to free...seriously.

To answer the question, yes you can, but the thing is...it's no more than a server room. There's no super computer there..it's a bunch of Macs Processing their own and shooting it out in the network.
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ok. is there a tutorial or something on how to set it up? (on windows os) also what wire is used to connect the pcs.

o and i'm not looking to build a super computer. i just want to connect 3 computers together and use them as one. for video editing and encoding and stuff.

and they are running windows 7.
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