Getting Started Quickly Using This Computer Plus
Using This Computer Plus in Compressor gives you an easy way to take advantage of the
distributed processing capabilities offered by Apple Qmaster without requiring a lot of
knowledge about how clusters are configured, how to set up file sharing, and so on.
Apple Qmaster and Distributed Processing
Using This Computer Plus is a two-step process:
• Creating Apple Qmaster service nodes in Compressor on your networked computers
• Selecting This Computer Plus when you submit a Compressor batch for processing
These two steps let you harness the processing power of any number of computers on
your network without any additional effort or knowledge on your part.
Note: Within a distributed processing system, the Compressor, QuickTime, and Mac OS
versions must all be identical.