i found a thread at Apple's forums where a person is using his 27" iMac as a display for his Mac Pro: http://discussions.info.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2228153&tstart=120 "I went ahead and got the 27" iMac. The Belkin Mini-DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort cable, once plugged in, automatically changes the iMac display to the Mac Pro. Likewise, plugging in a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable from the Mac Pro audio out to the iMac audio in allows the Mac Pro's sound to play through the iMac speaker." so, as you have read, all he did was use a MiniDisplay Port to MiniDisplay port cable and the iMac became his Mac Pro's display. that being said, here is my question. if i were to use a 27" Quad-Core iMac as a display for my 2010 Mac Pro, could i then use the iMac's Quad-Core's as a "render node" for my Maya renders? the idea is to have both my Mac Pro and the iMac rendering together, while at the same time using the iMac as my display. can anyone shed any insight on this concept? is it possible? am being stupid?