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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by kasra yousefi on Sun 9th Jan 2005 05:47 UTC

Dear Kevin, there is no rationale behind this (My cheap GPU). The reason for having such a weird configuration is simply because my Radeon burnt out recently and I'm looking for a pro graphic adapter and still didn't buy one and meanwhile I'm relying on the PC on board chip. I’m agreeing with you, that graphic adapter is a serious performance roadblock, especially when windows try to redraw the Photoshop screen and goes low on adapter memory. The fun part is, you don’t have this problem when using VNC because all the performance problems are “shifted” to another PC, of course. And at least, while the other, usually idle PC at the next room is busy solving the problem, you can switch to another task.

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Kasra