Build your own Linux cluster

coneheadsWhen clustered, even a few long orphaned desktop boxes can combine to make monster processing power if you have enough of them. After all, those billion dollar, stadium sized room filling super computers are essentially just giant clusters of commodity hardware these days. So here’s a rainy day project for the Tightwad Hacker who’s got the need for number crunching horsepower:

You can never have enough processing power, especially if you enjoy working with 3D graphics or compiling your own software. Luckily, it’s easy to use any spare machines you may have to create a single homogeneous computing mega-matrix and calculation engine just by wiring them all together and running the right software. Even modest hardware can make a significant contribution to your net computing power, and in this tutorial from PC Plus 278, we show you how… (PC Plus)

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