In a conventional network, devices can share files and data with relative ease. Imagine, however, if any device in a network could, without complex software programming, access the hardware resources of any other device as easily as devices now share data. Such is the promise of transparent distributed processing. This paper introduces QNX transparent distributed processing, and explains how this technology can be used to connect disparate interconnected devices into a single logical computer. Examples of how transparent distributed processing can be used to meet design requirements ranging from reducing hardware component counts to building fault-tolerant systems are also presented.