I presume when you say 'render', you mean rendering in FCP - i.e. adding effects? Or, is this another application? (After Effects, etc.)
FCP v.1-v.7 does not support distributed rendering. Distributed encoding, via Compressor over an ethernet network, *is* supported. You may also want to look into creating a 'virtual cluster' with Compressor, which will greatly speed up encodes & transcodes in Compressor on a single machine. Again, this is NOT rendering....but I wanted to spell them both out if there was any terminology confusion.
Thanks, yeah I was talking about FCP, composite with a bit of color work and a couple red giant effects and I'm getting hour long renders on 5 minute pieces. I encode in telestream episode because I can keep on working while it is chugging away in the background.
Anything to share the load would be wonderful... Apple.... anyone out there?