Connect several computers to work as one

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I would like to connect two or more PCs to work in unison, I would appreciate any suggestions and advice on the best way to do that. I recently bought 2 inexpensive identical refurbs, HP6300 Pro mini towers, w/ i5-3470, 16 gb memory , 1TB HDD, Both run win-10 pro.
I'd like to link them together and use them as one workstation, or as a backup and/or file server on my home network. Any ideas? Thanks.
 
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Yeah, pretty much.
Permissions as well, but File and Folder sharing is where you want to start.
Thanks, it's a place to start, and since I'm in corona isolation I have lots of time ponder and research some more. :) Stay well !!
 
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It is doable (and done) but not for what you want it. So called "Distributed computing" - take a task which can be split in pieces, and each piece sent to different computing unit.
Thanks Al, that's what I thought, I used to support IBM 8100 and DPPX , and 4300 back in the 1980s and '90s (before I retired). I wasn't shooting for quite that lofty goal, I was just wondering if normal tasks could be shared between PC's, like they get split between the cores of a single CPU. I do thank you for suggestion to just use sharing and permissions to share files and devices though, it's an easy start that I hadn't thought of. :)
 

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