My post below was (I think rather unfairly) closed on StackOverflow hence my reposting here.
Original Question: How can I use several computers to create a faster environment? I have about 12 computers with 4GB each and 2GHz each. I need to run some time consuming data transform and would like to use the combined power of these machines. They are all running Win2003 server.
Basically we have a large number of video files that we need to transform so our analysts can do their analysis. The problem is complicated by the fact I can't tell you more about the project.
Original Post: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1126710/is-it-possible-to-create-a-faster-computer-from-many-computers