Turn PC into Graphics Card
Considering the price of graphics cards, I was wondering how hard it would be to turn a computer into a graphics card for another computer.
I imagine I would have to have a home-made connector that fits into the slot for the graphics card. The wires from this connector would then be strung to the second computer - but where to jack in at? I was thinking the Ethernet adapter plug. Obviously a program would need to be written that uses the second computer's processor as the graphics processor, and the 2nd PC's Ram memory as the Graphics memory.
In this case, the second computer is a 2.6GHZ e-machines with a max. Ram capacity of 2 gigabites, and a 10/100 Ethernet adapter.
The soldering I can handle - I worked as a QC in a factory producing milspec 454-h hardware for the military when I was a teenager. Currently, I'm trying to write my first Linux OS for the machine just mentioned, but I have a loooong way to go.
As to why I would consider doing such a thing, imagine this: A painter who makes $450 a week buying a $3.000 graphics card! (Try pricing a 2.5ghz, 2gbt graphics card, and you'll see what I mean.)
Maybe it's not even possible...but if it is - what a rewarding task that would be! (Hmmm....I wonder what such a program would be worth, on the open market. A program that could turn a quad-core, 8...oh, well, I guess you get the idea.)
So, I need resources. Help! Anyone? Anyone at all?