[distcc] Using a weaker machine or not

Αναστασίου Γεώργιος ganastasiougr at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 12:49:31 MDT 2012

So maybe there is a bottleneck between 1 core of athlon and one core of
brazos(which is 5 times slower)???

Right now the problem is that i cannot improve the compiling time with the
use of distcc,i am about the same of time with or without distcc.

On 18 July 2012 21:44, Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote:

> The main problem is that distcc is not (last time I looked) smart
> enough to understand some machines are faster than others.  So if the
> problem is embarrassingly parallel, you're fine, but if there is a
> bottleneck the critical tasks might be stuck on slower machines.
> As an unscientific rule of thumb I would not use machines that are
> more than say 2-3x (per core) slower than the average.
> --
> Martin
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