Combining Mac Minis

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Flapjak, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Flapjak macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have 2 mac minis at my fingertips. I've done a bit of we scanning and had some very foggy info so I thought I'd see my self. Is it possible to use both my macs as 1 doubly strong computer, a sort of 'merging' thing. Or is this just some fantasy.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    In general, no. For a very small number of applications then yes. Things like video rendering.
     
  3. Flapjak thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Via Firewire?
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    By ethernet would be faster than firewire. But you still need xgrid-aware apps to take advantage of it.
     
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Google Apple xgrid for more info. It is not a trivial thing and you need an app that is written for the xgrid.
     

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