Compressor 4 - The Minimum You Need to Know

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The Minimum You Need to Know

The following are the basic rules for setting up a distributed processing network:

• A cluster must contain one (and only one) computer acting as the cluster controller,

and at least one computer acting as the service node. (These two can be the same
computer, as shown in

Using One Computer to Serve Two Distributed Processing Roles


• The client computers and the computers in any cluster that supports them must be

on the same network.

• The network must support the Apple networking technology built in to Mac OS X.

• All the computers in a cluster need read-and-write access to any computers (or storage

devices) that will be specified as output destinations for files.


Chapter 29

Apple Qmaster and Distributed Processing