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.
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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.