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Old 10-04-2005, 08:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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okay i have two computers right now one is just sittin around doing nothing, i was wondering if there was a way to hook um up to be linked together to do one thing so it would be like haveing two computers do one thing? is that possable i know you can use one mon by gettin a kvm swtich but i wanna have them do one thing together
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i dont know what you mean..

my only suggestion would be:

1. Buy a serial cable
2. Connect the two computer using the serial cable (so you would transfer files)
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yea i know you can do that but im sayin make it so the two processors work together
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you would need a special Operating System or program
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look into grid computing.
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Ok, ive thought about this some more. I know Apple Tiger has this thing called Xgrid which is a tool for setting up grid computing. Well you should look into some of the distrobuted computing projects like Seti and Folding @ Home and see which ones are open source and check out the source code.
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I wonder what System X uses?

in case you're wondering, System X is a huge grid of G5's
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alright ill try to figure it out and see what happens if not ill just have to use a kvm switch and just have two computer but wheres the fun in that lol
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It probly uses XGrid that comes in Tiger, or mabye something Linux based. Because everyone knows that the core of Mac os X is terribly inefficient for some things like database and server stuff.
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cool, but what i meant is they either use Xgrid or something different like Linux but not a combination of the two.
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