Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

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Condottiere
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Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:40 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Fri May 08, 2015 12:00 am
Spaceships: Computers

Computer rating formula:

R=TL^2/CTM


R = Computer rating
TL = Technical level
CTM = Computer type multiple

Computer type multiple
Basic - 6
Distributed - 3
Core - 2
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Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Postby Condottiere » Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:51 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Fri May 08, 2015 2:10 pm
Spaceships: Computers

In case you're wondering why I didn't add a formula for the cost, I couldn't find one that works across technological levels and performance.

Theoretically, you want diminishing returns the greater the rating, and accelerate that if you cross the base rate per technology level, to make it prohibitively expensive.

I think that computers at technological level seven that can compute jumps have got to cost a great deal more; tech level twelve rating five computer might be costed at tens of thousands of schmuckers.

Computers take space; I'd hack it out of the existing bridge requirement, and the designer can then decide if you want to place it in a secured separate room, and allocate additional tonnage. Of course, if it's the size of a laptop or a Raspberry Pi in a yacht, you might not bother beyond a bulkhead safe.
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Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Postby snrdg121408 » Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:06 pm

Hello Condottiere,

Thank you for re-posting your work in the thread, but I do have a question. In Chapter 4 Computers and Software of the Central Supply Catalog page 66 introduced Mainframe systems.

Do the calculations include the mainframes?
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Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Postby Condottiere » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:00 pm

It's been years, but core would be the computers used for capital ship design sequence, while basic is for adventure class starship design sequence.

Distributed might be space stations, but I'd have to really look that up.
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Re: Computer Cores Processing Power and Jump Control Software

Postby AndrewW » Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:46 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:00 pm
It's been years, but core would be the computers used for capital ship design sequence, while basic is for adventure class starship design sequence.

Distributed might be space stations, but I'd have to really look that up.
Yes, core computers are usually used on larger ships but can be put on any size ship. Computers are considered distributed through out the ship (in Mongoose Traveller 2nd edition).

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