UGN Security Forums
My ProfileMember DirectoryLogin
Search our ForumsView our FAQView our Site Rules
View our CalendarView our Active TopicsGo to our Main Page

UGN Security Store

Network Sites UGN Security, The GoNix Initiative, Elite Web Gamers, Back of the Web, EveryDay Helper, VNC Web Design & Development
Sponsored Links
Latest Postings
by Herbert_Sherbert
09/07/15 10:34 AM
Latest Reviews
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#2392 - 02/26/04 01:52 AM distributed computing
Gollum Offline

Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 207
Loc: US
this was something i was just thinking of for fun. and i wanted to get more info on it...but i really couldn't find what i was looking for. i guess my first question would be...what's the difference between distributed computing and cluster computing? also, are all distributed computing programs proprietary? i'm asking, just cuz with a recent problem with my slack setup, i'm using windows lately...well, in part of my boredom, i copied my linux password file onto this machine to run it against john the ripper...just to see how long a brute force attack would take. Then i started thinking...well, it'd be faster if i could do this between two computers. and thus, my little search began. so i've looked around, and all i see is just things like, set@home, etc.... and then on the windows website, a bit of talk about windows 2000 server clustering...but i didn't see anything of interest. this has led me to believe that most of this stuff is as is. which means, if i want to do this cracking between computers...i'd have to write my own program to do it. now that'd be cool, cuz i'd have a reason to do it and i'd have motivation...but that's also kinda above my programming level. so i was just curious if anyone knew anything about this, or could give me any place that has information on being able to do this type of thing on a home network.

btw, i know of knoppix-cluster, and am fairly interested in it...but just haven't looked at it. also, i'd prefer to use some sort of software i can use while on windows as well.//
Unbodied unsouled unheard unseen
Let the gift be grown in the time to call our own
Truth is natural like a wind that blows
Follow the direction no matter where it goes
Let the truth blow like a hurricane through me

Sponsored Links
#2393 - 02/29/04 09:36 PM Re: distributed computing
sinetific Offline

Registered: 03/02/02
Posts: 815
Loc: Ann Arbor
Platforms supported are Linux, Unix, Win32 and MacOS X.

Seems to be what you are looking for.
you specify master and slave computers the master sends the computing out to the slaves.

I've actually beent thinking of trying something like this myself since i have a few computers that dont really do a lot with their CPU cycles.


Moderator:  Infinite 
Featured Member
Registered: 09/07/15
Posts: 1
Forum Stats
2158 Members
46 Forums
41462 Topics
76636 Posts

Max Online: 1567 @ 04/25/10 02:20 AM
Top Posters
UGN Security 34624
Gremelin 7193
§intå× 3255
SilentRage 1273
Ice 1146
pergesu 1136
Infinite 1041
jonconley 955
Girlie 908
unreal 860
Newest Members
Herbert_Sherbert, codemauve, Lillysdragon1984, Brewwit, Suri John
2157 Registered Users
Who's Online
0 registered (), 277 Guests and 175 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Latest News

  Get Firefox!
Get FireFox!