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distributed processing

Posted on 2006-10-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-01

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.

Question by:DJ_AM_Juicebox
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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.


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im using windows xp, any specifics to look for?
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sunnycoder earned 672 total points
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jkr earned 664 total points
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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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mrblue earned 664 total points
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How about DCOM (Microsoft's Distributed Component Object Model) ?


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