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    eyan212
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    How Do I Get A Two Mac Network
    I know this question has probably been covered before but i need some help. I have A Power Mac G5 and a Power Mac G4. I would like to network these together so that I can access files from the G4 on the G5 but more importantly I what to be able to use both computer's processors for complex tasks (such as video export through Compressor). I have heard the best way to do this is with CAT6 cable because both computers have Gigabit Ethernet. Please help me set up my Power Mac G4 G5 Supercomputer!

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    You aren't going to be able to use both computers processors on a single task
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    eyan212
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    Applications such as Compressor, Lightwave 3D and After Effects are supposed to be able to use other macs on a local network to render files, export and do other processor heavy tasks.

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    I don't think they can use both processors at the same time on the same task, it can send a project to the other processor but they can't split the load. I think you need a fibre channel card but you will have to look in the documentation
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