For Mac OS 8.6 and earlier:  (Click for Mac OS X and later) (Click for Mac OS 9)
Do It Yourself
Recipe IconHow to Build an AppleSeed
       a one-page recipe for constructing a Macintosh cluster

Recommended software (what we use to keep 'em running):
Puppy IconLaunch Den Mother and Launch Puppy
       applications that assist in starting a MacMPI parallel executable
AutoGuest IconAutoGuest Control Panel
       a control panel from Apple that automatically selects guest access

A fun way to test your system:
Parallel Fractal Demo IconParallel Fractal Demo (65 kB) (To Internet Explorer users: Read This)
       a MacMPI parallel graphics application demo which runs on an arbitrary number of processors 
fingerWe used this program to time our G3 cluster at 1 GFlop/sec!

Growing your own fruit:
Text IconWriting your own Parallel Programs
       directions for writing your own parallel programs using the communications library MacMPI

Two brains are better than one:
Dual G4s Multiprocessing Development Page
       directions to simplify writing code for MP-equipped Macs

High-performance MacMPI software for Macintosh - featuring TCP/IP versions and AltiVec code!

Other MacMPI software for Macintosh - Additional source code, examples, demonstrations, useful software, and an Open Transport AppleTalk version of MacMPI.

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last update: January 29, 2001