May 26, 2018
Distribute compilation of C(++) code acrosss machines on a network
distcc is a program to distribute compilation of C code across several machines on a network. distcc should always generate the same results as a local compile, is simple to install and use, and is often significantly faster than a local compile.
Unlike other distributed build systems, distcc does not require all machines to share a filesystem, have synchronized clocks, or to have the same libraries or header files installed. Machines can be running different operating systems, as long as they have compatible binary formats or cross-compilers.
distcc sends the complete preprocessed source code across the network for each job, so all it requires of the volunteer machines is that they be running the distccd daemon, and that they have an appropriate compiler installed.
This version also comes with a text-based as well as a GNOME-based monitor to inspect the load on the cluster, and how it is distributed among the various distcc nodes.