after about 1 year relying on this to bypass my macbook's thermal throttling inferno, I can safely say this is maybe the most crucial of finds in terms of audio. if you're an irresponsible twat like me and like to fuck around with Acustica Audio or any other CPU intensive plugins you might want to give it a go. it absolutely saved my life. it's also free
it allows you to unlock multi-thread on any DAW or you can use it to resurrect old machines as high-performing slaves
AudioGridder Server runs on a computer hosting your effect and instrument plugins. On your workstation, on which you run your DAW, you use the AudioGridder FX or instrument plugin to access your plugin library over the network. The plugin is looking for available servers on your network and once connected allows you to create insert chains or load instruments. Midi and audio data from your DAW will be streamed over the network, processed on the server and streamed back.
I made a facebook group where there's a pretty decent amount of information on troubleshooting, optimal setups, etc. look it up