Easy setup for clustering home computers? Tags: Distributed Computing Windows Server 2008 Computers Apps Last response: August 5, 2011 7:41 PM in Applications Share Anonymous August 5, 2011 4:05:15 AM Hi, I'd like to cluster my home computers so that any apps i run on one computer (could be host) use the resources of all the computers across my network. The computers i'd like to cluster are phenom II x6 amd dual core core 2 duo turion dual core router is 10/100 I'm wanting to use this processing power as a single unit contributing to Seti@home and/or any apps i decide to run. So far i've looked into using windows server 2008 to achieve this but i got a bit lost setting up the cluster and have a few questions, please excuse my beginner knowledge. I'm fairly sure i need to use a Load balancing cluster arrangement rather than a failover, is this correct? Do all the computers need to run a server version of windows or can i create a cluster with just one version and have different os on the other pc's? Are there any programs/wizards out there that don't need windows server to run a cluster between home computers? What is a good definitive way to test a cluster is working? If you could help with any of these questions or point me in the right direction to getting this sorted please post. Thanks More about : easy setup clustering home computers PhilFrisbie August 5, 2011 7:41:18 PM Where to begin. . . If you want all those PCs to contribute to Seti@home then just install the client on all of them with the same participant information. Yes, if you want to build a cluster you would need to run Windows Server on all of them, and that would not be pleasant due to default security settings on Windows Server. For software to take advantage of a cluster it must be written for clustering, and that is not trivial. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Easy Clustering Software Forum Need help clustering computers Forum Easy home made super computer Forum Building a Cluster computer setup? Forum Clustering Computers Forum SolvedHow to attach Hitachi Easy Drive USB hard drive to HP desktop with Windows 7 home premium Forum Cluster-ing two or more computers Forum Every time I try to open Microsoft home and office 2007, it states that It has to be setup on my computer? My program is Windo Forum SolvedWhat cables to use for a home theatre setup with Marantz SR6008 Forum SolvedTheoretical setup of a home network Forum SolvedSamsung smart tv home theater setup question Forum CPU Clustering - 4 CPUs that runs 1 Computer Forum SolvedHome Server Setup Forum SolvedHelp with first home audio set-up, please. Forum SolvedHome network setup questions Forum SolvedHome Network Setup Question Forum Solvedhelp with home network setup Forum SolvedHow to Chain Computers For a Cluster. Forum Please help me with home theatre / LCD / Computer setup driving me mad Forum Combining computer capabilities (clustering?) Forum More resources Read discussions in other Applications categories Graphics Internet Applications Multimedia Office Security CAD Distributed Computing Drivers Enterprise Software Firmware Programming Photoshop Skype Wordpress !