I have been reading posts for some time about this subject, but no solution is apparent.
I set up a "cluster" on dual core 2.0 G-5 and it worked fine for some months.
then one day, after a CRASH, the compressor woke up and couldn't see the "cluster" any more.
I have trashed preferences for compressor many times and in fact did a complete FCP install a month or so ago. Hoping that a clean start would help fix that and other issues.
compressor still cannot see the cluster.
I have changed the clusters name, turned it on and off. reset it in preferences.
at a loss. but really miss having it. it pretty much cut my time in half.