30 Desktops - Nothing To Do - Suggestions?
Posted on 2006-04-08
I, (actually my company) has 30 desktops that are going to be sitting idle for the next 9 months. I hate the fact that this computing power will be going to waste. I threw up a question regarding ideas for a distributed computing problem and didn't get much...
I'm looking for suggestions on how to use these systems for the next 9 months. Should I make a cluster? Or keep them independant and run something like a distributed computing project. I mean, haven't you always wanted a bunch of random computing power at your disposal?
I actually have that now, and so long as the plan I come up with doesn't violate company policies, I'll have free reign to do what I want with the systems.
If I create a cluster, what the heck can I use it for? If I set them up to do a distributed computing project, which should I do?