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Building a super computer project

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by debbiell, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. debbiell

    debbiell Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a heap of old pentium 2, 3 and 4's and i was thinking instead of throwing them away is there a way or a software program where you could link them all together to create a mini super computer. In other words utilise the CPU's of all of the machines to make one really fast unit?

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks in advance.
    Debbie
     
  2. Waymon3X6

    Waymon3X6 Regular member

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    I dont see anyway you could so it, unless you some how found a server mobo with more than 1 cpu slot. Also, I dont think it's possible to link p2s with p3s and p4s. I would suggest a quantam core or duel core processor.
     
  3. marsey99

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    if you have 2 p3s that are the same you can get mobos that will take 2 of these and run them as a dual core set up.

    i havent seen any for p2/p4 tho.

    how hard they would be to get hold of i dont know.
     
  4. dazila

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    You could get a server mainboard but.. it only takes one type of cpu so only pentium4's
     
  5. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    there are dual socket boards for p2's & up as i've seen a compaq with 1 in the mid 90's
     
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    That link talks about cluster PCs... I don't really know anything about it but I googled it once.

     
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    i thought post p3 the socket type changed for server mobos. i could be wrong though.

    kudos to ddp, i didnt know they did them before they did the p3 versions.
     
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    you could also get dual socket pentium pro boards that are p1's
     
  10. dazila

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    Noit much has chaged in computing its just upgraded we still use the same style stuff we did in 97 its just faster and better but not in quality terms.
     

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