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Connecting multiple Power Mac G5's together??
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Mar 18, 2007, 10:42 PM
Hello everyone,
I recently was fortunate enough to acquire 3 Power Macs (2 G5's and a G4). I know there is a way to connect them to share the processing power for programs like Photoshop, etc.. but I'm not sure how to go about it. I have read a little bit about Xgrid, but is this my only solution? If so how do I implement it?
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Mar 18, 2007, 11:26 PM
XGrid is only supported by Apple apps such as Final Cut, AFAIK...but I don't know of any other options.
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Mar 19, 2007, 12:53 AM
I'm pretty sure that you can't share the load on Photoshop.
You can use your machines though for 3d rendering. You just hook them up via ethernet and use a specialised program(which also costs money) that your 3d application provides. But even then I would only connect the 2G5s together and leave the G4 alone. It would be the slower on the chain and it might slow things down instead of the other way around.
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