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January 23, 2012 7:45:47 PM

I have two i7-2600 desktops and was thinking i could combine the two for heaving rendering. Is there a way to have two i7-2600s in a computer? If so..... how?

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January 23, 2012 8:01:59 PM

hmims said:
I have two i7-2600 desktops and was thinking i could combine the two for heaving rendering. Is there a way to have two i7-2600s in a computer? If so..... how?


Well, i can say there is a possibility of combing the 2 in a cluster formation called Beowulf cluster. Although how you would set it up is beyond me as i haven't had a need to do such stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beowulf_cluster

And here is a beowulf cluster in action doing rendering. (on many kinds of computers!)





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January 24, 2012 2:06:17 AM

Some rendering software supports rendering on multiple computers. You'd just have them networked with the appropriate software installed, and they would both work on it. But there is no way to have them in the same computer. (It is possible to have dual-CPU computers [in fact, you can have up to 8], but that requires a special dual-socket motherboard, and Xeon or Operton CPUs.)
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