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. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHome -Built Supercomputer for Scientific Computing ForumEasy Clustering Software ForumHome Server Cluster ForumCPU Clustering - 4 CPUs that runs 1 Computer ForumWindows Clustering help! ForumFolding@ Home : THGC Needs You -Team 40051 ForumEasiest way for clustering a bunch of servers? ForumEasy home made super computer ForumLinking independent CPUs ForumAthlon MP 2000+ Clustering CFD ForumPlanning a New Home Internet Setup ForumQuestion about using Windows Easy Transfer..... ForumNew Windows Server and Hyper V setup ForumA.I. Cluster Desk ForumHelp me setup a network of 6 computers into a render farm ForumMySQL online editor/console? ForumFree security setup? ForumFree HTPC Software - Digital Home Server ForumKill background processes easy ForumHow to make template on web easy 8 pro? 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 !