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Old 01-24-2004, 06:56 AM   #1
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2 computers as 1


i wanted 2 know something and i think this is the right forum 2 post it on. anyway i wanted 2 know if it was possible 2 get 2 300mhz comps 2 run as one booting from the same HD and same output (the point of this is to obtain a 600mhz pc) maybe using a switch 100 some network cards or somethin?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 06:58 AM   #2
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that's some creative thinking there.... no way can you just tape two machines together to double their speed

you can look into setting up a cluster though:
http://www.ram.org/computing/linux/linux_cluster.html

it's heavy stuff though....
 
Old 01-24-2004, 07:02 AM   #3
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i thought it might be a bit ambishous anyhow while your here can i ask another question? can i have a simple way 2 switch between 2 HDs without taking the wires out and connecting the other like a button or something cuz i got a HD with win98 and one with linux mandrake 9.1?
 
Old 01-24-2004, 08:08 AM   #4
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install a bootloader like grub. that's what they are there for.....
 
Old 01-24-2004, 11:02 AM   #5
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Or, if you want to run 2 pcs with only one monitor and keyboard/mouse, you'll be wanting a kvm switch.
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:53 PM   #6
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You can use the second machine to run larger processes from the first so that the first computer has more resources available...

Check into mosix.. www.mosix.org I've ran it for a few weeks and it works rather well, though only large applications seem to benifit.

This will essentially make your 300mhz capable of processing at around 600mhz for specific applications that you allow (or by all if you wish..not recommended though).. You can do this with either a fast network or by serial and parrallel cables.


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Old 01-26-2004, 12:48 PM   #7
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SCSI is supposed to be able to do this. I remember back in the days people sharing their PC drive with a commodore Amiga. SCSI is designed to allow multiplt deviced on a bus not matter what they are, basically you set the host cards at different ID's and scsi is supposed to time share the bus. SCSI drives and cards are not cheap though so you might just want to setup a cluster. I'm wantint to do that, run my laptop as a cluster node when I'm home.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 01:21 PM   #8
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There are switches you can get to install inside a computer to switch between a couple hard-drives. I don't remember if it switches the order (master/slave), or just enables one / disables the other.
 
  


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