Mac mini as Slave

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CMT, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. CMT macrumors regular


    Aug 24, 2009
    Some years ago, before my actual iMac, I bought an Mac mini. This Mac mini was with my mother now. 'Was'? Yes, was. Because now she bought an MacBook Pro unibody and returned my old Mac mini.

    Well, as I have nothing to do with it I started thinking on using it to help my iMac for processing.

    I work with 3D, so this would be really helpful. The problem is: what I want is use the Mac mini as a real slave, and not to do an network rendering. Network rendering will require another monitor an mouse (at least).

    But I'm kind of lost here, I have no experience with this kind of thing, so:

    1st: I imagine I have to restore my mini and clear everything, because iMac will control it. Is this correct?
    2nd: Is this possible?
    3rd: Is this what Mac OS server does? If so, is there a cheaper option? I guess Mac OS Server has a lot of features I'm not going to use…

    If possible to write some words here, I'd be really thank you.

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