Combining Mac Minis

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

  1. Flapjak macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2008
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    In general, no. For a very small number of applications then yes. Things like video rendering.
  3. Flapjak thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2008
    Via Firewire?
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    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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