posted on Feb, 8 2006 @ 02:39 PM
I tried to do that in the past, a home computer cluster, and I hit a wall. From what I understand, Linux or Windows cannot link networked computers to
simulate a single system. You need special software designed to do clustering, the software knows the IP address for each computers and the software
itself distribute the processes across the network. That would not work for normal software designed for single computer like, let's say Photoshop,
or for games. Then you would need gigabit network cards, otherwise the latency would make your cluster slower than a single computer.
A simpler solution, if you can afford it, would be to install Linux SMP with 4 processors on the same motherboard. I think that could run any software
on all CPUs seemlessly?