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Re: Question with networking computers
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2017, 08:04:08 AM »
"Packet passing". Each ship's computer is "highly qualified" in one or more routines.


More likely each ship has multiple computers, and when any are not being used for their primary task they are given packets to process. So each ship would have its own network and dozens/hundreds/thousands of processors churning away




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Did that on the fly. However, like a modern day battlefleet the ships could be of various size, allowing for more or less space for computers. Save ten "destroyers" computer power is equal to one "cruiser", and ten cruisers equal to... etc.

Sure, but I figure if they're advanced enough to have a fleet of spacecraft large enough to benefit from distributed computing they're probably advanced enough to make processors very small and powerful.
Yep, but the problems could be larger as well.
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Re: Question with networking computers
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2017, 09:49:41 AM »
True. Hence the need for distributive computing to maximize the use of all those tiny and powerful processes


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Re: Question with networking computers
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2017, 10:15:02 AM »
True. Hence the need for distributive computing to maximize the use of all those tiny and powerful processes


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