making a supercomputer

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sometime back in tv i herd that a super computer can be built by connecting
two or more processors of home computers...
i do not know how to do that... is this is done from hardware connection or
through orerating systems connectivity.
i have a note book and a desktop. is this is possible that both of these can
be connected so to increase the speed of computer.
waiting for ur thoughts.....
shergill
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    One of the current trends in 'supercomputer' building, is to group hundreds
    of inexpensive single CPU chips [intel Pentium or AMD] together.

    What makes them work as a supercomputer, is that they are structured in an
    Array, in such a way as to enable parallel processing.

    What makes this all happen is a custom built piece of software that is the
    Operating System.

    Most of us mortals have problems understanding the concepts involved let
    alone have the skill to design the hardware platform or even write an
    operating system.

    As for the simple world of 'home' or office computing, you can buy 'a
    server' that will accomodate 2 or more CPUs. Windows XP Pro is written so
    that it can manage 2 CPUs on one motherboard otherwise with more than 2
    you'll need to invest in other server software.

    "SHERGILL" wrote:

    > sometime back in tv i herd that a super computer can be built by connecting
    > two or more processors of home computers...
    > i do not know how to do that... is this is done from hardware connection or
    > through orerating systems connectivity.
    > i have a note book and a desktop. is this is possible that both of these can
    > be connected so to increase the speed of computer.
    > waiting for ur thoughts.....
    > shergill
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    That's not the way it works. What you heard was probably distributed
    processing. That's where you take a large project, break it down into small
    parts, then pass it to separate computers for processing. That's how SETI
    works. (Google for it if you have never heard of it.)

    courtney sends....

    "SHERGILL" <SHERGILL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7EF9FA65-B660-44EB-8C49-EC149CBE8A70@microsoft.com...
    > sometime back in tv i herd that a super computer can be built by
    > connecting
    > two or more processors of home computers...
    > i do not know how to do that... is this is done from hardware connection
    > or
    > through orerating systems connectivity.
    > i have a note book and a desktop. is this is possible that both of these
    > can
    > be connected so to increase the speed of computer.
    > waiting for ur thoughts.....
    > shergill


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    Hi

    The definition of a 'super computer' is way beyond the purchasing price of a
    normal human being!!

    --


    Will Denny
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
    Please reply to the News Groups


    "SHERGILL" <SHERGILL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7EF9FA65-B660-44EB-8C49-EC149CBE8A70@microsoft.com...
    > sometime back in tv i herd that a super computer can be built by
    > connecting
    > two or more processors of home computers...
    > i do not know how to do that... is this is done from hardware connection
    > or
    > through orerating systems connectivity.
    > i have a note book and a desktop. is this is possible that both of these
    > can
    > be connected so to increase the speed of computer.
    > waiting for ur thoughts.....
    > shergill
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