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Cluster at home

i have a fedora intel tower and one monitor
now i m getting a linksys gigabit switch, i have an old amd machine which has windows
i dont have a second machine
is it possible to access the windows machine, through this config
please guide as to how to configure this
i m also trying to add machines as workload increases, incrementally
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Tuesday, August 15, 2006
What you're looking for is called a KVM.

BenjiSmith Send private email
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Depends on the required access. The KVM solution won't scale past a handful of machines without getting expensive.

Two things to consider:

(1) If you want filesystems to be shared across machines, SAMBA on the fedora machine is easy.

(2) If you want console access across all your machines, the KVM will work, but VNC might be a better (and $0.00 cost) solution. Plus it scales much better than a KVM solution.
Andrew Lighten Send private email
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
we use vnc for this sort of thing
bumperbox Send private email
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Along the the samer lines as VNC, you can also use something like this:

I use rdesktop all the time and I am quite happy with it.
Bill Rushmore Send private email
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
+1 for samba and rdesktop
Eric D. Burdo Send private email
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
KVMs for two devices are relatively cheap and have increased in quality compared to a couple years ago.

Using RDP/VNC is the cheapest alternative but no good for graphics/GL/high refresh.

You could grab a second monitor and share the same keyboard and mouse between the two by using Synergy:

Works great but note the issue with VMWare (and the work around mentioned on the bug report).
Cymen Vig
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

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