encoding for what?, at uni we set up a render farm, basicly a bunch of old computers, we networked them using some program and used all them running at the same time to process and render a 3d model
In that case, dvd::rip might be something you can look at. You'll need linux machines, but you 'should' be able to use boot cds if you have to. I don't know of anything for windows, since it's really not designed for clustering.dvd to avi's, mainly
Actually it would. That's not a bad idea at all. Aren't VMs great. You'd have to make sure the network interfaces were bridged (so that each machine's vm can see the others), and the performance wouldn't be optimimal, but it'd be worth a try.would that dvd::rip work on vista boxes, each running kumbunu virtual machines
Early supercomputers used parallel processing and distributed computing and to link processors together in a single machine. Using freely available tools, it is possible to do the same today using inexpensive PCs - a cluster. Glen Gardner liked the idea, so he built himself a massively parallel Mini-ITX cluster using 12 x 800Mhz nodes.
The machine runs FreeBSD 4.8, and MPICH 126.96.36.199. After working with his machine and running some basic tests, Glen's cluster looks to be equivalent to at least 4 (maybe 6) 2.4Ghz Pentium IV boxes in parallel on a similar network - achieving a performance of around 3.6 GFLP. With the exception of the metalwork, power wiring, and power/reset switching, everything is off the shelf. Rather impressive we'd say - though he *is* root on a 1.1 TFLP 528 CPU monster, the 106th fastest computer in the world...
I reckon you'll be able to play more than 'tic tac toe', but be careful. Just make sure you remember the password. Joshua if i remember correctly.