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How do I get PC's run in parallel?


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hi

okey, i have up in the attic enough bits of computers to make 3 working systems. This is as well as the one I use at the moment. I can give details of all of these if needed? I was woundering if was possible to run them all in parrallel, so the task is split between all 4 processors, the 'master' computer has access to all the hard drives and everything is displayed on and controlled by, one monitor one mouse and one keyboard. I am guessing that I will, amongst other things, need: a network hub, 4 network cards (which I have) all the cables (which I have) and a cluster compatable OS (i am guessing Linux might have somthing?). I might also point now that the processors aren't all the same - will this bugger the whole idea up? I also think that the 3 slave nodes will be set to boot up from LAN in the BIOS?
I f anyone has done this before or think they can help please help because I have never tried this before!

cheers, Tom
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I don't know if this is what your looking for but take a look.

http://www.extremete...,1815797,00.asp

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Yeah that would be an option, although im not sure if its specific , i know there is some specific software and ahrdware under development under the name "the grid" it allows for a more truer sense of multiple computer processing but its sitll under dsevelopment.
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thanks that website is pretty much what i wanted to do, i skimmed through and it looks deffinitle possible, will read in more deatail and get cracking!
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