Thursday, January 19, 2012

Master Offloader Technique

Big Brain Uses Master Offloader Technique
The original Master Offloader Machine was developed for the BASIC Stamp Supercomputer in a hardware array of tandem processors. This technique is now in widespread use inside the Big Brain.

The Big Brain uses the Master Offloader technique (the technique is now upgraded to include hardware, software or both) which was developed for the BASIC Stamp Supercomputer in 2008 and 2009. Many techniques developed for the BSS are in place on the Propeller Big Brain platform. The M.O.M. is seen to the right of the BSS with ten battery operated green processor boards. Click the photo for a larger image. 

The machine brain is divided up into brain quadrants. The quad includes a Propellerized Left Brain and a Right Brain. The technique of the Master Offloader is used between the Left Brain and the Right Brain. It's also used in the Quad design of the Brain. Offloading allows the Big Brain to continue functioning if one or more quadrants are busy, idle, sleeping, dreaming, disabled, errored, occupied, in stasis or powered down.

New Word Definitions
Offloading - the technique (using hardware, software or both) of offloading duties to another Brain quadrant, which allows the Big Brain to continue to function when one or more quadrants are busy, idle, sleeping, dreaming, disabled, occupied, in stasis, errored or powered down. 

Original Posting
This new machine, the Master Offloader, is added to the Basic Stamp Supercomputer to offload the intensive duties and responsibilities of the Master. It holds the addition of ten layers of smaller microcontroller processors that can potentially access half a hundred flash drives for millions of files under the SSD format. It can also free up the primary workers for more intensive processing. Connection is by wire, although a wireless system is now developed and being tested. MOM (Master Offloader Machine) processing can now introduce simultaneous disk reads and writes - new paralleled clustered tasks that single drive driven processors cannot achieve. This opens up the potential for new worlds of applications never seen before, and a magnitude of unprecedented computing power at the hobby level.