This is only a conceptual vision of what a primary Tollana Computer Core will be like. Not all technologies described here are currently available, and some technologies mentioned may be out of date with the rest of the technologies described.
The Tollana Computer Core is classified as B2 technology; certain specifications of this technologies architecture is classified as ‘restricted’ to Administrative Command personnel. This technology is readily available to the citizens of the Colonial Alliance.
As time goes on, there will be updates to this page, given a more detailed description of the Tollana Computer Core.
The Tollana Computer Core will be the fastest computer on Earth with the processing power exceeding 184,000 times faster than the fastest super computer currently in existence. The Processing Core will house well over 150,994,944 Octal-Core Intel Beckton processors (current tech) given it an approximate processing power of about 196 exoFLOPS
The Tollana Computer Core will also house the largest data storage library on Earth with a storage capacity of over 1,500,000 terabytes. The Storage Core will consist of over 1,700,000 – 750GB hard drives (current tech) or holographic data storage device. The Storage Core should easily have the capacity to store all the information from all the libraries in the world, plus every document, book, movie, piece of art, and song, with plenty of room to spare.
The base hardware will be cross-generational including the processors, and they will be hot swappable as well. Both the hardware and software will hopefully be 1024-bit, and use a ternary computer language.
Data will be transmitted using a Unified Data Transmission and Reception Protocol. The UDTRP will allow for the main computer core to share data between the network and any Alliance computing device.
Computing devices will be a hybrid amalgam of hardware-based operating systems and network/software-based operating systems.
The network backbone (Optical Data Network or ODN) will consist of at least 250,000,000 ultra-high speed bi-directional digital fiber optic (data channels) given an overall bandwidth capacity of around 375 exabytes per second.
All secured files stored in the computer core will be encrypted with a 4MB encryption key. Certain data files still will require a security clearance, biometric data, authentication code, etc. Personal encrypted files will require an authentication code and biometric data.
- Optical Motherboard – http://www.freepatentsonline.com/5371820.html
- Optical Chips – http://orca.st.usm.edu/~jsanchez/whatare.htm
- Optical Transistor – http://www.trnmag.com/Stories/2003/111903/Switch_promises_optical_chips_111903.html
- Optical Transistor – http://www.photonics.com/content/spectra/2005/May/research/77555.aspx
- Holographic Storage – http://www.inphase-technologies.com/index.html
The city of Tollana has multi-redundant computer cores; a primary, a secondary and a back-up computer core; each of these arrays also have multi-redundancy within the city’s boundaries.
Each processing unit of the computer core has approximately 50-million asynchronous optical quantum processors running in parallel at approximately 100-terahertz. Each processor core module is capable of around 880-petaflops. Each computer core has more than 10.9-billion processors. 428 exaflops
Each computer core has over 250-million bi-directional optical data-channels, which allows for a total real-world data transfer rate of approximately 375 Exabyte’s per second; that is 1.5 terabytes per second per data channel.
Computer Cores are interconnected using Level 1 ODN Interconnects; each computer core has the ability to interconnect with all other computer cores in a full mesh topography. The number of Level 1 interconnects is limited only by the number of data channels; however, interconnecting up to fifteen computer cores is possible without any decrease in bandwidth or speed.
The Computer Core operates on a proprietary trinary-language operating system; built from the ground up for use only on CNA computer cores. All other computing devices within the CNA use terminal emulation software to access their respective GUI interfaces.
HOLOGRAPHIC STORAGE SYSTEMS
Data not in active memory, is stored in a form of secure non-volatile holographic memory. This type of data storage has the ability to store up to one ‘kiloquad’ of data per storage module; that is the equivalent of 1,000,000-terabytes or 10,000 LOC’s (Libraries of Congress). The total storage capacity per computer core grouping is 100-yottabytes.
Computer Core Technology
The main computer core of a Colonial National Alliance city, will be the most powerful set of supercomputers on the planet. Each computer core will consist of many-billions of optical processors; and use enough active memory to server out every piece of data ever created in only a few milliseconds.
Each computer core has a data bandwidth capacity of 250,000,000 channels; each with a transfer rate speed limit of up to 1.5 terabytes per second; giving each core a total bandwidth capacity of 375 exabytes per second. Computer Cores interconnect with their redundant counterparts using an ODN Level 1 interconnect. ODN Level 1 Interconnects have a 25,000,000 data path capacity and are used to connect critical city systems to one another, like Engineering, Operations, the CNA command satellite (the geosynchronous satellite which controls all other Colonial satellites) and to other interconnecting computer cores (i.e. redundant cores).
Every computer requires an operating system to fully function, and the computers of the CNA are no exception. When we discuss operating systems on a Colonial Computer Core we are talking about on of the most secure, most redundant and on of the most proprietary operating system on the planet.
Computer Core operating systems are a proprietary piece of software which has been written from the ground up. It uses ternary-logic instead of the more common binary logic that is used throughout the world today; this gives our computer cores artificial intelligence the ability to actually think; as it can ask questions where the answer may be a clear “maybe”.
The kernel itself is an open architecture software, meaning that anyone with the appropriate skillset can read the machine code and verify that the software is operating as it is suppose to and within its Constitutional authority. The kernel has many safeguards built into it to prevent any tampering an unauthorized modifications.
Protocols involving voting and our criminal justice system is hard-coded into the kernel; as are the protocols that authorize members of the Council or of Administrative Command a certain level of access needed for them to fulfill their duties.