The following tips will help you to use network calculations effectively.
- Network calculations work best with images that are slow to calculate. Especially deep-zoomed fractals will benefit. If the fractal calculates relatively quickly, the network communication overhead can sometimes outweigh the extra calculation speed.
- Large images do not necessarily benefit more from network calculations than small images.
- Connect to local computers rather than to computers on the Internet if you can help it, because the communication overhead is likely to be much smaller on a local network (LAN). On a LAN, use 100 Mbps or Gpbs Ethernet instead of 10 Mbps.
- If you can, avoid using a personal firewall because it might make the network calculations less efficient.
- Try to connect to remote computers that are roughly as fast as your own computer. It does not help much to connect to slower computers.