Solved

Combining Motherboards

Posted on 2007-04-01
1
375 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
Hi,
is it possible to connect two motherboards to act as one and if yes can you please send me a link to a guide.
0
Comment
Question by:nasir786
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
warrenbuckles earned 125 total points
ID: 18833912
Hello nasir786:

It's not possible in the usual sense - you can't wire them together and have 2x computing power or anything.

There are techniques for clustering computers but they involve large numbers of machines running specialized software.  Here's an article on clustering:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_cluster

There are motherboards that have multiple sockets - 2 , 4 or 8 - that use a form of resource sharing called summetric multi processing (SMP).  These are often used in servers and require specially desigend CPUs.  Intel Xeons and AMD Athlons are examples of these types of CPUs - there are specific models of each designed for 2, 4 or 8 - way SMP systems.

Here's a link to a basic article on SMP:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symmetric_multiprocessing

wb
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Valere unit 6 87
IBM X3650 M3 - Status light 6 77
3D Rendering GPU or CPU? 1 115
Uniden UDW20055 3 121
Introduction: When a connection to the internet is established, there always exists a modem between the connected device and the ISP (Internet Service Provider). The Operating System (OS) on your PC controls the modem which communicates with the …
In the modern office, employees tend to move around the workplace a lot more freely. Conferences, collaborative groups, flexible seating and working from home require a new level of mobility. Technology has not only changed the behavior and the expe…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question