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Old 09-26-2005, 11:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does someone combine more than one CPU? I'm not talking Dual-Core CPUs or Quad-processor Mobos. I mean like a system that has like 10xAthlon 64s or w/e. Obviously it would function as a server, but how would someone go about it?
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Several motherboards all linked together......
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Yes, but do you know how to link two (or more) motherboards?
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The best way would be to run a linux cluster, where you have many computers, called nodes, all networked together and have a server control them. Its called parallel programing, the server splits up the data and gives it to all the nodes to process. I am an admin for one at my school, its used to render 3d animations. If you have never done anything like this i wouldnt suggest doin it on your own.
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So theres no way to have a computer using more than on motherboard that can function as one complete computer?
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So theres no way to have a computer using more than on motherboard that can function as one complete computer?
Some university students ran made a custom mobo and ran some Athlon XP's or 64's in multiprocessor, but nothing on the consumer market can do this.

Clustered computing is the closest thing you can get, before having multiprocessor servers
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Then again you can link them multiprocessor server motherboards all together like normal ones.....
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google it for a lot of interesting stuff and needed facts
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google it for a lot of interesting stuff and needed facts
I have no google skills. Do I just google "Combined CPUs?"
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just keep googling combos of words till you find what you want... that's how you LEARN google skills.

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