Link rasberry pi to computer

I am loving Ubuntu on my Macbook. It’s been a great learning project. This community has been a real blessing. I have a fun project that’s going to help me learn a whole lot really quick. I recently bought a new Linux toy Rasberry Pi 4 8G. I am working on a project that requires a computer that has 3.0 USB ports. The Rasberry Pi has 3.0 USB ports but doesn’t have enough computing power.

A.Can I network Rasberry Pi to my Macbook and combined their computing power?
B. Can I network them so my computer gets the use of the 3.0 USB Ports?? I don’t have a lightning port so would need to connect through ethernet.
D. Order a computer that has the capabilities but that is too easy and just feels like cheating!

All Ideas welcome

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Hey, @HealthyPools !

Seems you are looking into Parallel Computing.

Attempting to connect different systems and utilize both their computing power is doable on Linux, but it will require a lot of work to make it happen. The systems I am aware that are doing it are:

  • Those that connect via ultra-fast ethernet (slow)
  • Those that connect via fiber optic cables (acceptable)
  • Those that connect via mainboard-type conducting materials (fastest)

If you want to get down to it, the article below could be of some help:

Thanks again! I didn’t even know what to call it. I’m going to give it a try!

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It’s a daring endeavor! I’m wishing you the best of luck and please let me know of your progress! :slight_smile: