Parallel Processing How-TO

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Yaguara

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#1
I was wondering if anybody knows how to combine 2 or more computers to have parallel processing. I want to use win98 so that I can run games really fast. All that I know right now is that you have to basically have a fast eithernet card for each computer hooked up to a switch.

Thanks for the input
 
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Eccentric

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#2
Sorry I couldn't resist the urge. Is it possible on Windows??????? If anyone knows please share. I know it's possible on Linux!!! Works damn good too, however, it just got a grade of 'F' at Zdnet, for "setup". The way I see it though, if you have a bunch of Microsoft employees setting up a Linux feature, it gets an 'F' all of the time.


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Yaguara

New Member
#3
Ah man, I hope there is a way with win98.
There better be a way.
I will make a way.
 
Mole

Mole

Seeing Mole
#4
Unfortunately, there is NO WAY with Windows.

Just think about it. Almost all games out there don't even support multi processors in one computer. Forget about paralell processing man.
 
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mfurdyk

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#6
NT does, and Windows 2000 will. But why use Windows 2000 when you can use Afterstep on Linux?

Yummy.

-- Michael
 
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Eccentric

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#7
I doubt the games ported over to Linux will either. They'd have to be reworked almost completely to take advantage of multi-processsing support. You have to write the code to utilize multi-threads, and the only languages I know of that have special functionality for that on Linux are C/C++, and Java. However, if when the original code was written, those multi-thread functions were not used, it'd be a pain to implement.
 
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Eccentric

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#8
mfurdyk,

Have you ever tried the Window Manager, "enlightenment?" Kicks NT's ass even worse than Afterstep. However, it's still a beta, and been one forever, but it will work pretty good, if you like experimenting.
 
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Geoff

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I have tried enlightenment. It looks really snazzy but it's very hard to get used to. I am currently using KDE, will try to resist raving about it for a few paragraphs


Hover over the large "K" icon and it says "Where do you want to go tomorrow?" - obviously a parody of a certain other slogan, and kinda jeering by suggesting that X/KDE is more advanced than M$


KDE is *very* logical however, many times I thought to myself "now where is the...." and it was very easily found. However, it's unfortunate that everything is always in the last place you look. *snicker*
 

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