Hooking My two Powermacs together

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    doucy2

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    is there any way i can like up my two powermac g4s (one is 1ghz other is 500mhz) and used them as one mac to run apps
    any help would be appreciated

    these 2 powermacs are also for sale

    cheers
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    Are you trying to rig it up so that instead of two separate computers, you're trying to combine processor speeds, so it's a 1.5GHz PM?

    I don't think it works like that... if it did, I'd hook together my iBook and PowerBook and be sitting pretty with a 2.4GHz laptop.

    you COULD network them together, to share drive space or something..
     
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    combatcolin

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    pester a certain university.

    There quite good at this sort of thing.
     
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    If you are using compressor to encode video, just hook up your firewire cable between them and set them up to be render nodes.

    Works like a charm!
     
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    I have drempt of this many times. Like hooking up 10 mac minis and stacking those suckers on top of each other like a tower. This would be soooooo cool.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    and so expensive. For $5,000 you could buy two Dual 2.3 G5 or one maxed out Dual 2.7 with 10k or even 15k drive for virtual and scratch memory
     
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    ..yeah, but it would look cool!! :p
     
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    ooups, I guess I forgot about the geek factor. ;) :D
     
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    You also wouldn't need a space heater for a 4 mile radius around that thing.


    I swear, my room is always 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the house.. it's the POWERBOOK!

    I told Aaron that today, and he just laughed at me. Punk.

    When I'm not spending money on space heaters...

    ..he also won't be because he has a 1 GHz PB.. hmm. I didn't think this one through. :eek:
     
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    I also got the warmest room in my house due to all the machines. Good in the winter, bad now.
     
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    doucy2

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    Hooking My 3 Powermac G4's together

    is there any way i can hook all of my powermac G4's together and use them as one computer

    any help would be appreciated

    cheers
     
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    iPhil

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    Theres a way via software made by apple but i can't find it :mad: :mad:


    Edit#1: the software is called Xgrid
    Edit #2:http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/xgrid/

    Then you use ethernet or FW to connect them together
     
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    eva01

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    Xgrid lets you do that, but the software you use has to be Xgrid capable and there are just a handful of programs that will let you do that. Like huge science and medical programs.
     
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    If you're fairly saavy, you can write your own XGrid plug-ins...
     
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    doucy2

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    i'm not that savy lol

    im sure i'll figure something out
     
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    yellow

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    What is it you're trying to do? Real parallel processing? I think that died with the Stardents/Ardents..
     

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