clustering macs

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by kishba, Jan 15, 2002.

  1. kishba macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2001
    how exactly DO you cluster macs in os 10 for free??

    (or darn close to it)

    also: what are the hardware requirements (can i cluster my 867 with my 400 g3?)
  2. rice_web macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2001
    Minot, North Dakota
    Me too...

    I'd like to know as well. I really have no idea what applications that can be used... nothing. I'd love some more information.
  3. menoinjun macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2001
    i know bryce 5 takes advantage of clustering for rendering, but i haven't the foggiest how.

  4. beigemac macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2002

    This will be of use to people who have an 3d intrest. Maxon has a 3d application called cinema4d and u know how rendering can be a bitch in 3d. Especially for animation. Thats way the hve another application for networkrendring called cinema net and boy does that rock. Not only does it cluster macs but also pc in solid harmony. Something that would have taken me 18 hours to render on a G4 733 now takes 2 hours with my setup of macs and PC's . True Lightwave and Bryce also have similar systems for rendering but i have'nt tried them. When is Pixar renderman coming to the Mac? Is'nt Steve jobs the CEO or something of Pixar?
  5. Catfish_Man macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    It's very easy...

    Go to , follow the instructions there.

    My friend and I (both 15), set up a cluster of a PB G3 233 running 8.6 and a PM G4 450 running 10.12 in an evening. The only reason it took so long is we had to update the OS on the PB.
  6. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    Nov 4, 2001

    Last Summer I was working at my dads company (well I say working, more looking around this site for hours on end!) and I had nowt to do (it was about 11pm) and so I set up a cluster of about 24 G4 Dual500 macs. It was amazingly powerful but I didn't have long because the night shift arrived!

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