Linked by Kasra Yousefi on Fri 7th Jan 2005 17:44 UTC
Editorial Problem: Even the most powerful PC's become non responsive during resource-intensive computations, such as graphic design, media, image rendering and manipulating. The traditional solution has been to upgrade to a faster computer and throw more computing power at the problem to lessen the wait-time. But there's a simple solution that utilizes multiple machines, but without using grid/clustering. For now, this involves a hack, but how hard would it be for an OS vendor to streamline this process?
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RE: Sun Microsystems
by devnet on Fri 7th Jan 2005 19:10 UTC

I'd use tightVNC which is considerably faster than that of the one posted.

In a sense, what this guy is saying is that you'd have multiple users 'logged on' via VNC...and that instead of the 'thin server' (or main computer) being taxed...you'd bring the work to the VNC clients (terminals). It's brilliant and not original...it's been posted about before. But it is a cost effective answer and one that a home user or small business can implement for minimal cost.