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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I don't know what the author process with photoshop, but I often work with multi 100MBs files without any slowdown. If things starting to become slow (Heavy swapping) then add more ram. Filtering/batching images generally takes only a few seconds (Athlon T-Bird 1400), to short to switch to another work. Other than that VNC is too slow for photoshop to be practical, even on LAN. I know this because I use VNC all the time. Remote desktop connection, in the other hand has a much better response rate.

Forgive me for cynicism but I doubt whether the author really tried it.