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    Make computers act as one in network

    Does someone know how to make a couple of computers in a network act as one computer, so that they share RAM, CPU, Graphic Card and so on? So that it becomes a better computer that is much faster and has more memory.

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    Not possible to my knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nike
    Does someone know how to make a couple of computers in a network act as one computer, so that they share RAM, CPU, Graphic Card and so on? So that it becomes a better computer that is much faster and has more memory.
    If you had several computers sharing the same processor and memory it wouldn't be better and faster.

    If you want multiple computers to work together to accomplish tasks then you should look in parallel computing.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_computing
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    How would you connect them together? like connect the motherboard together?

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    I want to connect them through my network. It's possible but I believe that if I want to share everything and not just the CPU I have to have a different OS. Does someone know something like that?

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    CPU Sharing...

    I have never heard of sharing a CPU between multiple computers.

    What you need is a multiprocessor workstation. Then you have to have software that is multiprocessor driven. Multiprocessing computing is faster but you have to have something that requires quicker processing to even notice any change in speed. Complex graphics with a lot colors can take advantage of faster processing. But, once again you have to have the software to use the processors.

    Check ou this website: http://www.tommesani.com/ProgrammingModels.html

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    Ok thanks!

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    I would look at getting a dual processor 'board and a large amount of ram, for video editing etc that would be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
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    I would look at getting a dual processor 'board and a large amount of ram, for video editing etc that would be fine.
    sounds like powermac to me
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    lol yeah, or a dual xeon board > 3.0ghz with 2GB ram should do..(god that makes my mouth water) :P

    My dream spec:

    >3.0ghz Dual Xeon
    2GB or > RAM,
    1TB > HDD
    gigabit lan
    21" > LCD
    Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Multiple Firewire and USB
    Zorro Gaming case
    Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

    ...or a Powermac G5
    Last edited by JamieR; 05-04-2005 at 04:24 PM.

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    PowerMac G5 2.5GHz
    4.5GB RAM
    500GB Internal Storage
    500GB External Storage
    Gigabit Ethernet
    Bluetooth
    30" Apple Cinema Display HD
    Nvidia 6800 Ultra DDL
    3x USB 2
    2x Firewire 400
    1x Firewire 800
    8x Superdrive
    Mac OS 10.4

    Bugger... What am I using at the moment?

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    Yeah, lol....you have told me that spec. so many times I have learnt it off by heart

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    Quote Originally Posted by weazel
    lol yeah, or a dual xeon board > 3.0ghz with 2GB ram should do..(god that makes my mouth water) :P

    My dream spec:

    >3.0ghz Dual Xeon
    2GB or > RAM,
    1TB > HDD
    gigabit lan
    21" > LCD
    Dual Layer DVD Burner
    Multiple Firewire and USB
    Zorro Gaming case
    Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition

    ...or a Powermac G5
    Along with a nice big fat Matrox graphics card to suit

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    heh..I knew I had forgot something


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