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#1 d0z3r

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Posted 18 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

I wasn't sure where to post this but I think this would be the best place. I recently sold my high performance laptop and I need something to use until I get enough money to build a new desktop. So I thought "what if I was able to somehow connect multiple mobos from a few computers I have laying around. I began researching ways to do this and I couldn't find all of the information I need on how to start so I need someone that knows a thing or two about cluster computing to help me out. Here is a list of the questions I need answered.

1. Are hard drives needed on all mobos or just the master node?
2. Are the mobos all connected by ethernet cables?
3. Can the cluster only run single tasks or is it possible to run an OS using all of them?
4. Are graphics cards needed on all mobos?

I don't know very much about this topic because I have only been looking into this for a couple hours.
The computers I have all have the same pentium 4 CPUs.
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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:22 AM

So you want to connect all of your motherboards lying around together?

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Posted 19 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

Yes, for now
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Posted 20 July 2011 - 01:08 AM

That's not possible to connect all the motherboard together.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 10:05 PM

What exactly are you trying to do? I don't believe there is anything able to do what you're wanting in the consumer market. Besides, the power draw and heat generation would make it a very expensive setup to run.

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:16 AM

I think his trying to use the old parts now and add speed to it by connecting all of it together which is not possible.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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