> Actually it is for fun.
ok, sorry i thought you mentioned something about crunching a math thing once.
>I could just assemble a small cluster ... and add a new node ... instead of putting together a duallie
are you planning to do openmosix then?
if you're serious about trying this with new hardware instead of a dual-proc MB, you might try it with older hardware first to see how it truly behaves. you're right, it is a cool way to expand but for workstation use i'd take a dual-proc board over 4 openmosix boxes with the same CPU spec just because latencies are annoying for anything other than trying to crunch jobs larger than ~5 seconds. if you always have large jobs to crunch though it saves the time of having to start them on individual machines, but i haven't found a way to make it improve things like recompiling kernels
( e.g. http://linuxquestions.org/questions/...hreadid=130900
or even most gimp transforms. and during these jobs, regular processes like mozilla aren't big enough to farm out either, so it all ends up sitting on one cpu. a dual-proc board would prob. balance that type of use better.
on the other hand it is nice that the ssh jobs on my fileserver migrate to my desktop when loaded but that is an old P2 yielding to a more recent processor.
>Same effect really, for cheaper price and much more expandable.
and also pretty fun to steer when it works, good luck!