Using distcc on OS X for make-based projects (as opposed to XCode) is really easy. distcc enables distributed builds using other Macs in your local network.
Here is what I do to speed up the compilation of Equalizer:
[Enable distcc compilation in the XCode preferences on each machine]
eile% cat ~/.distcc/hosts
eile% setenv CXX “distcc /usr/bin/g++”
eile% make -j8
Replace MacOne, MacTwo, MacThree with the machines available to you, and ‘-j8’ with the amount of CPU cores available. Enjoy!