"As someone who is always looking to maximize performance and
efficiency from my computers, I was delighted to have stumbled upon
a program named Distcc a while back. According to their website
distcc is a 'fast, free distributed c/c++ compiler.'
"Distcc is brought to you by the same people who created and
maintain Samba, the open-source program that allows Unix-like
operating systems to act as Windows file and print servers. Distcc
is small, simple to use, and works on a variety of Operating
Systems. Distcc can speed up compilations in a near linear fashion.
For example, tripling the number of computers in the build will
nearly triple the speed of the build. It even includes a
Gnome-based graphical monitor that will show you which file is
being compiled on which machine. I will take the remainder of this
article to cover installation and some basic uses of this amazing