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Question by El Director: Can I try cloud computing to speed up my computer?
Are there any ways to try cloud computing for free? I know that you can supposedly speed up a computer’s processing by distributing its workload to other computers over the Internet. Is there a network to join to do this? Or could I somehow set up my own if I have three or four computers that are permanently online?
Answer by Colanth
There’s a difference between trying to speed up a computer that’s too slow and using parallel processing (“cloud computing”) to run a process that would take a month on the fastest computer known. If your computer is running too slowly, the fix is to find out why and fix it (or replace the computer if it’s just old and slow – if you want a fast computer at all times, be prepared to replace your computer every year). For one thing, cloud computing uses the internet for inter-process communications, and that’s SLOW compared to your problem. For another, the main computer in a cloud has to be a pretty fast, pretty powerful computer. If yours was you wouldn’t even be asking the question.
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