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Old 05-10-2007, 12:18 PM   #1
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Join PCs for sharing CPU

Hi there
Does anybody know what do i need if i ve got more than 3 PCs towers (same model) and i want to make them work all together the same time as one (a Super-computer).
If this is possible could you please state what hardware equipement will i need.
Assuming that all of them will have the same Linux distribution i want to run a program which use lot of data so therefore i need large CPU speed. I have a small practical programming with Java Clients and Server.
I would be really obliged to anyone that has done smth like this in the past and could orient me

Thanks for your time
Old 05-10-2007, 12:37 PM   #2
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Look into clustering software. You might want to look into BOINC (SETI etc) and see if you can setup something like that on your machines. It will not be a trivial exercise.
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As already posted BIONC is distributed computing where a task can be split into separate chunks, processed and then put back together. Similar to distributed computing is openmosix but it doesn't paralyze programs. Beowolf clusters can paralyze tasks but it requires your application to be written for paralleling.
Old 05-12-2007, 12:23 PM   #4
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Hi there
I read all of your posts and i would like to thank you beforehand
I had a look to the official web-site of BOINC. I downloaded and i run it. It looks really good. It is what i was looking for.
I dont know how to thank you. It was smth that i was looking for a long of time
Now i would like to get the chance to ask again about the hardware.
Does anyone know what do i need to connect all machines together?
As i have posted in my previous post what exactly i want to do is to use Java Server & Clients
Any idea?

Thanks for your help


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