Wireless Computers and Memrons

The Vuduri are a very neat people and a little bit lazy. They hate wires. So when they designed the computer model designated OMCOM, they decided to build it using autonomous and wireless units.

Each memron is essentially a nano-processor with its own CPU, RAM, ROM and I/O. It is powered by bathing it in microwave radiation which it converts to heat and from the heat draws its power. OMCOM was later able to deduce that he was "infected" by rogue units because the amount of microwave power required to power his entire mass was off by a few tenths of a percent.

Each memron is assigned a computing task using a token and this reduces the amount of information that must flow to each processor. It returns its analysis by use of tokens as well. The central core of OMCOM distributes and collates these tokens. So, in effect, OMCOM is a massively parallel computation engine.

Each memron is assigned a unique ID. Bursts of signals are issued in the exohertz band bidirectionally. Each signal contains the ID of the memron and the data. So OMCOM, in the end, is the ultimate wireless system. It makes it so much easier to build and maintain. Any given memron can easily be replaced. That is why Rome referred to the process as "growing" an OMCOM rather than building an OMCOM because that word more accurately represents the construction process.

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