Example of an Expanded Distributed Processing Network

For rendering, a network might include a number of client computers on a LAN, connected to a cluster using a high-speed switch. A rack of servers plus a shared storage device, acting as the cluster, would be an extremely strong rendering engine. The service nodes would each have a local copy of the relevant client application software so that they could process the rendering jobs.

Figure. Diagram showing client computers, high-speed switches, and a rack of servers containing the cluster controller and service nodes.