i want to know how to get started with a very basic, simple form of distributed computing.
lets say i have two machines connected on a network. i want one machine to be a 'master' machine, and one to be a slave.
from the 'master' machine i want to kick off two seperate processes [so not a distributed process, but two independent ones], lets call them myProcess1.exe and myProcess2.exe, one on the master machine and one on the slave machine. these are console based executables that just run from the command line.
so i know how to run one process on the 'master' machine by using a batch file to call 'myProcess1.exe', but the question is, how do i get the master to call myProcess2.exe' on the other 'slave' machine? is it possible? and does that have anything to do with COM/DCOM...
i'm not really sure where to get started with this... so any help would be great,