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    building my own linux supercomputer


    Ok i momentarilary forget the terminallagy but I have about 3 old computers and I want to build a server out of them by connecting them together with linux. I just need to know what kind of hardware I need. I want to use either slackware 9.1 or 10.0(is 10.0 worth the download or will there be a 10.1 coming out soon) Any help would be appreaciated. If you could point me to a online help file that would be great.

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    you basicaly want all three computers to work in tandem? sounds awesome, the only thing that i know how to do is during some compiles, they let you distribute the workload over a network. The other system i have heard of but never implemented myself would work as follows: one box would serve as a master and simply distribute incoming task to the computer with the least workload. Thats a mainly software based system, just your standard variety of switched and ethernet cables should do it.
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    What you want is a cluster. Check out OpenMosix...it works at the kernel level, allowing all you tasks to be distributed evenly over the whole cluster.
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    wow, sounds really cool, i know its a crime, but is it possible to harnass the power of a couple lazy windows machines to my linux box in some fashion similar to this one? (My mom and sisters all have 3.02GH and gig of ram machines...whitch they im, wordprocess and netsurf on) I would love to harnass that power over our lan.
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