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QMaster, Render Farm, Power share from PPC to intel Mac?


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Hi

I have a very good condition 2.2, dual core, PPC mac pro tower.

It's basically collecting dust as it is not really compatible with anything any more (I'm an editor by trader although I'd be happy for this to just do the basic jobs!)

I was wondering if it was possible to connect the PPC to my Mac Book Pro - or even a possible purchase of an Intel iMac - and share it's processor and memory power with the newer machine?

Is this possible? If so then my beautiful G5 still has use! Can't bear it sitting there doing nothing!

Any help, tips and info/advice greatly appreciated. Thanks
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I'm assuming that you have a dual G5 tower? If it's still in good condition and working you can always network the G5 with your MacBook Pro and use it that way. As for hooking the two machines together, it's possible by using Target Disk Mode which would be a firewire to firewire connection.

See the following Apple KB article. LINK
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Assume it is actually a 2.3GHz G5 but alas PPC are finished.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Hi, sorry yes 2.3 dual GHz!!! Thanks for info! Hoepfully I can get it doing something!
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