It`s quite easy these days to build a many-core compute cluster that is low-powered, running Linux, and performant-friendly. Here`s a small cluster build that`s begun at Phoronix and has twelve 1.2GHz cores while the total system power consumption under load is just about 30 Watts. "
Slow computer got you down? Maybe a hardware upgrade should be in your cards, if so this guide to the Fundamentals of Upgrading a PC is an invaluable read. PCSTATS Tips