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If I had two computers running ubuntu server (or just one) could I "hook" the two machines together to double processing power? How would that work?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Sounds like you want to cluster them to make the most of the processing power. Awesome idea! I would take a look at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuClusters

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EasyUbuntuClustering

https://www.linux.com/community/blogs/133-general-linux/9401
(Building a Beowulf Cluster in just 13 steps)

Happy hacking!

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