I work in a company where each engineer/scientist has a pretty high end desktop machine. 80% of the time, they are not pumping it to full capacity... This makes me sad.
I want to be able to install some software on each of our machines which should allow any node to use computing resources on the other's machine.
However, each engineer/scientist should be able to take their machines off the cluster to use it as a dedicated workstation.
What software should I look at?
I think this is different from grid computing because tasks aren't determined before hand. I think this is different from traditional cluster computing because I don't have exclusive access to all the slave nodes.
Every computer is Ubuntu 10.04