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Apple Pro Training Series Compressor 3 Quick-Reference Guide by Brian Gary

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Chapter 12. Distributed Processing

Distributed processing harnesses the collective encoding power of two or more computers on the same local area network (LAN)—sometimes referred to as a render farm. By spreading the encoding load across multiple computers, you can reduce processing time compared to using a single computer that must shoulder the entire job.

Before performing the tasks in this chapter, familiarize yourself with the Distributed Processing Setup PDF document in Compressor’s Help Menu > Distributed Processing Setup. Distributed processing works best with robust hardware environments in which the media is centralized on XSAN-controlled RAIDs (redundant array of independent disks) and the computers are connected to a high-speed fiber ...

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