hmm...an interesting project...im not sure how well that would work seeing as im only outputting it to 1 display (my tv through svideo...which works fine)
the thing im trying to do is get the picture to render in parallel (so each node in the cluster processes a picture WxH/c (width x height all over number of clusters) but then outputs to the display a full WxH. since my cpu is too slow to render video very large videos (the size depends on the container, for instance 700x500 i think avi would play fine but as an mkv it would to have a lot of dropped frames and run like crap. mp4s run decently well at higher resolutions but not HD 1020x576...then it drops frames gets AV desyncs (since the desync increases over time i cant just use m and n) all sorts of problems.
i am hoping i can achieve this without editing the source (since my C++ is not very good...) so i was wondering if there are programs that allow for this. also since xine itself is multithreaded, perhaps an improvement could be gained by running those threads over the cluster...is that possible? again...without editing the source...or with small easy to make edits to the source.
the cluster right now is small, but even cutting it in half would make the problems go away...
i should also mention i have been googling and man'ing for days...a lot of issues i have managed to work out, found the load balancing task manager with ClusterKnoppix, though id like one i can install in my current system...without the need to format...im still searching for that. lots and lots of searching, im doing this probably mostly as a learning experience for networking (though right now im at a very difficult task of setting up a diskless node because i ran out of HDDs...difficulty just went through the roof...) but thats not the issue.
i just wanted to get across, im dedicated to learning this, so much i have spent every waking hour for the past week on this...starting from knowing next to nothing about linux and absolutely nothing about networking (i still dont know where my dhcp is, nor my dns) so realy any help would be greatly appriciated..
Last edited by the_ultimate_samurai; 12-09-2007 at 12:47 PM.