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Posted on 2006-10-26
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Hi,

I have a really compute intensive task. I multi threaded it which really increases performance on multiple processor systems. Is there a way though to distribute the processing over mutliple machines to take it a step further? I have some extra powerful machines laying around I could put to use with this. A general overview of what to look up etc is fine.

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Hi DJ_AM_Juicebox,

Look into clustering solutions. Which solution to use depends on your platform ... Newer versions of Windows and many Unixes are cluster aware.

Cheers!
sunnycoder
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im using windows xp, any specifics to look for?
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Take a look at http://www.codeproject.com/internet/ctp.asp ("Commands Transfer Protocol (CTP) - A New Networking Protocol for Distributed or Parallel Computations") and http://www.codeproject.com/internet/ClusterComputing.asp ("Cluster Computing"). The 1st article comes with a nice example (along with sample code) and both address VC++ development.
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How about DCOM (Microsoft's Distributed Component Object Model) ?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnanchor/html/dcom.asp
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