So,tried to study the qmaster a bit. I have a FCP3+ MP and a MB5.1 and decided to try to add the macbook as a extra "render farm" to help with processing with compressor. Uuh,had a intresting evening... So MP -> MB via ethernet cable.MP as the boss. First try : In short,I think I managed to engage the processors/in out in the MB with the "quickcluster with services" setting but didnt notice that much improvement in the speeds. about 100-130% core utilisation. Next tries were when I put the MB to "service only". Meh,the compressor started more slowly,did not allocate any processing to the mb all the time or ever and in general the processing times were the same. After few tries I quit but boom! the processors hit 400% on the MP. even if I quit all the qmasters+admins+compressors. And I couldnt kill the processes from the activity monitors either!!! I killed one process but it came instanly back. So I had a constant,steady 400% proz utilization and nothing was happening... So,in short : Is it worth to even try? I mean,is there even a theoretical change to speed up the compressors/renders? Is it theoretically possible with my setup? Is it economically (timewise) to even try to setup anything,or is the Qmaster that kind of P.O.S that people seem to think it is? Cheers!