are you brain damaged?
It should be made perfectly clear, that you're on your own, that you would have to significantly patch the system to support your configuration.
would be great, but you don't strike me as the "I'll code it up" type.
No, Im not brain damaged. Quite the contrary, Im a member of Mensa.
Im sorry if you feel that you have the answer to everything to the point that if you dont means such answers dont exist. If you dont know the answer to my questions then you dont have to reply to them. Relax, we are all human here, no one has all the answers.
I know Im mostly on my own and I am trying to figure out if developing a patch for distributing some tasks is even worth it. Obviously a beowulf style cluster is out of the question but a distributed one is easier to achieve.
I have by now installed 3 beowulf clusters each between 20 and 30 nodes and 6 distributed task clusters each of an average of 35 nodes for use as VoIP PBX servers; Im also a game programmer.
It's also worth bearing in mind that there is a massive advantage in a single, low power, core with distributed on-demand media driectors. Running the whole thing centrally 24/7 would consume a lot of resources and generate a lot of heat.
I agree, the purpose was never to eliminate the media directors but to distribute the tasks of the core. But merkur2k is right, the difference is probably meaningless.
as stated, its the video decoding that takes the majority of the power. everything else (database, etc) really has no impact. anything made in the last couple years has plenty enough power to do everything, and you can get away with even less if you offload the video decoding to the gpu (using vdpau with nvidia).
save your pennies and just do it right.
Yea Im sticking to a basic setup.
But still if video decoding is the task that takes the most load wouldnt it be better to leave it to the main processor? Or do you mean I should just buy a decent computer and a really really powerful video card to take the load of video decoding?
Which brings me to another question.
Does the video card in the core take all the load and I should just invest in basic ones for the media directors or should I just invest in all around good ones?