2 mac mini working as one

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by gecko91, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. gecko91 macrumors member

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    Hi, I have an extra mac mini and I was wondering if there is a way to hook it up with my other mac mini. Is there any way to use it's processor or RAM?

    Thanks,

    Nathan
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Actually, thats an interesting topic :D I don't know, but I hope there is!
     
  3. goMac macrumors 603

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    Simple Answer: No
    Complex answer: You could use something like XGrid to run specially written programs, like the one that parses the human genome, over multiple computers, but that's probably not what you are thinking. :)
     
  4. sammich macrumors 601

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    You can use XGrid if you're into running certain video processing.

    Otherwise you're out of luck.
     
  5. gecko91 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm... so the power of Xgrid can only be harnessed by programs that were written to allow it. Grand Central doesn't change that?
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    Nope. XGrid and Grand Central are entirely different technologies, and XGrid requires programs written for XGrid.

    XGrid programs aren't even applications at all.

    Not to mention, a program being run over two computers via ethernet would be ridiculously slow. Ethernet would introduce a slowdown. XGrid programs are written specially to minimize this.
     
  7. Olivier L. macrumors member

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    Use it for all your downlinks, encoding, backup.. while you use the other one...
     

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