cecream is based on ideas and code of distcc. Icecream project is created by SUSE and is based on ideas and code by distcc. As distcc must compile jobs from your (KDE) to build and distribute them on remote machines allowing a parallel build on several machines you got.But Icecream unlike distcc uses a central server that schedules compilation jobs to the best free server and that is dynamic. This ADVantage is especially profitable for shared computers, if you're the only user on X machines, you have full control over them anyway.How use icecream: You need: a machine that is running the Scheduler ( ". / Scheduler-d ") Many machines that run the Daemon (". / iceccd-d ") If you want to compile using ice, be sure that $ prefix / bin is the first entry first in your path, eg type export PATH = / opt / ice / bin: $ PATH (Tip: put this in ~ /. bashrc or / etc / profile to avoid having to enter each time) then you just compile with make-j < num>, where <num> is the amount of work you want to compile in parallel. To start, take the number of logical processors multiplied by 2. But note that the numbers> 15 normally cause trouble. Here's an example: make CC = icecc-j6Warning: Never use Ice Cream in insecure environments. Run the daemon and the scheduler as unprivileged user in such networks, if you must! But you will rely on networks of homogeneous then.If stats you want funny, you might want to run "icemon.