Potential uses of Open CL

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kirkafur, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Kirkafur macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2008
    I'm vaguely familiar with AppleTalk, and how Macs could borrow system resources from each other.

    Is there anything like this that Open CL could be used for? Like an extra computer just sitting around?
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    It's really more about using the raw power of a graphics card to crunch through stuff instead of using other machines.
  3. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    I'd disagree with slpLoad - yes, individual machines can work by themself, but through XGrid etc, it's a potent tool to create dynamic clusters of computational power to do work on, if you have the right kit.

    Possible uses: http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home.html#
    I know Server can pool resources, and I think you can set up an XGrid by commandline/tool for non-server versions for using other Macs' resources.

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