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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flawed solution
by Anonymous on Fri 7th Jan 2005 19:25 UTC

photoshop in crossweaver is fairly buggy if you try to do more than the basic things. the imageready half of it is broken. also, what happens to your color calibration and display settings over vnc? As far as I know, vnc uses compression (eg jpg) and sends these compressed images over to the client. I wouldn't exactly call it efficient, if you had to make corrections on a native pshop client post edit jobs on a crossover/pshop linux client. You're also asking for an additional license of crossover and photoshop for each linux client added. IMHO I think adobe should implement something like the sony vegas video network renderer for photoshop. On the other hand though, SMP, dual core cpus, SATA w/ queues will come down in price eventually, so maybe such a solution is not needed.