Ok, I have 2 2.0ghz computers. Lets say I have one running in a barebone linux O/S useing less than 50mb of it's 512mb RAM. Now I have an entire 3D game shared on it's shared folder policy and the game is of a 3D class made a year or two ago.
Now I have the second 2.0ghz computer with a graphics card that's twice as fast. I remotely run the game over the network having the 1rst computer do File Processing, CPU loading, Ram Loading... then the second computer uses the power of it's graphics card and a somewhat CPU, RAM, Hardrive (small amounts).
With this setup, and let's say the game does run.. would it run faster?
I mean, with all the added up parts, I should get a combined power of:
1gb DDR Ram
128mb 8 pixel pipeline radeon 9500 Pro
400GB HD space total all running at 7200 RPM though
The network is a 10mbps speed so files literally copy at 9-10mb all the time normally.
Has anyone tried this? Any websites?
I heard of a guy who used his ol emachine 800mhz peice of crap as a 40gb Dedicated Digital Camera Photo Server. He completely had it formated and installed windows 2000 with all resource hogs turned off and everything. He's a major photographer, so he has tons and tons of burned DVDs of image backups etc not to mention already a few hundred on his emachine. Basicly it's shared through his 2Wire router. He says when his normal computer is running slow sometimes (no defrag for awhile and such).. the shared photo folder on the 800mhz loads much faster than everything else on his 1.4ghz. Heh, shows shareing with a barebone os with no programs installed hardly can give ya a fast folder to work with.