I'd like to know if there is any service to easily rent CPU power on OSX to speed up my mac. It would be really nice to be able to do something like this, but with OSX.

Is there such a service?

  • Do you want this additional cpu time for calculations? or just general speed up of your mac? – jmh Oct 27 '17 at 21:45
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    Just CPU for calculation for the moment ;) – Guillaume Le Mière Oct 27 '17 at 21:56
  • There is always AWS. Not macOS of course, but calculations may not need a specific OS – nohillside Oct 28 '17 at 9:31
  • I don't think this can really work the way you're thinking of. Even the best network connections have too much latency for an "extra, remote CPU core" to be useful for general purpose stuff. Even over LAN, I don't think it would be feasible. There's a reason external GPUs need thunderbolt. – Wowfunhappy Oct 28 '17 at 17:06
  • Yeah I was thinking that it could be a bit ambitious, but damn this would be truly awesome! – Guillaume Le Mière Oct 28 '17 at 17:07

I've ever used them, but Macminicolo might be of interest to you. It won't speed up your subjective Mac user experience, but it can provide computational and server-related services that you can offload.

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    Thank you for this answer! It's interesting but a little expensive compared to my original needs. I'd really like to have access to a remote CPU and just use it, seems like it doesn't exist :/ – Guillaume Le Mière Oct 27 '17 at 21:50

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