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A [[Model/5 Computer]] is a sophisticated [[electronic]] [[computer]].
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|name    = Model/5 computer
* It is a model of [[Ship's Computer]].
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* It is a kind of [[Ship Equipment]].
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|Type    = Computer
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
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|TL      = 11
A common model of [[Ship's Computer]]. It runs complex [[Computer Software|programs]] that control [[spacecraft|shipboard]] functions such as interstellar [[Jump Drive|jumps]] and in-[[system]] [[astrogation]].
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|size    = 5 Ton
* A Model/5 [[computer]] using a [[Navigation Program]] is capable of initiating up to a [[Jump]]-5.
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|weight  = 5 ton
* It runs multiple background applications including anti virus software, entertainment programs, and routine communications. It maintains passive security programs and monitors [[Life Support|life support]] systems.
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|cost    = MCr 45
 
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Operators are able to interact with the [[computer]] via [[Control Console]]s.
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* The [[computer]] connects to multiple [[Workstation]]s.
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* It will typically include a short-range [[Radio Communicator|radio]] allowing wireless interaction with peripheral [[device]]s.
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** A [[Ship's Computer]] with open [[Communications Equipment|communications]] has a presence in [[Cyberspace]].
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* The computer has [[Verbal Override|Voice Recognition]] capability as standard and may communicate via a [[Voder]].
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A standard model of [[Ship's Computer]], the [[Model/5 Computer]] runs [[Computer Software|programs]] that control [[Spaceship|shipboard]] functions such as interstellar [[Jump Drive|jumps]], and in-[[system]] navigation. It can also execute multiple applications including anti virus software, entertainment programs, routine communications, passive security programs, and monitors [[Life Support|life support]] systems. In addition to [[spaceship]]s, the Model/5 can monitor and control [[facility|facilities]] using the same programs.
 
 
=== Standard Variants ===
 
A number of different versions of the Model/5 are available:
 
  
==== Model/5 ====
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Computers are specified in terms of their capacity to process and store programs.
The base model of the -/5 series.
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All programs in the computer's CPU are processed simultaneously, while programs
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in storage are available on a revolving basis to replace those in the CPU as needed
  
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Computer control is through connected [[Workstation]]s. These may be connected to the Model/5 through hard links or other [[Communications Equipment|communications]] systems. In almost all cases where the Model/5 controls a given ship or facility function ([[gravity]], doors, [[sensor]]s etc.), orders fed in at the central workstation, like the [[bridge]] of a ship, take precedence over those fed in at local controls.
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! No.
 
! Category
 
! Remarks
 
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| 1.
 
| Designation:
 
| Model/5
 
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| 2.
 
| Cost:
 
| [[MCr]]45
 
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| 3.
 
| Size:
 
| 5 [[Ton]]s
 
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| 4.
 
| Capacity:
 
| 12 [[CPU]] / 25 Storage
 
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| 5.
 
| Tonnage:
 
| 99,999 [[Ton]]s Maximum
 
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| 6.
 
| TL:
 
| [[TL-11]]
 
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| 7.
 
| Power:
 
| 3 [[Energy Point|EP]]
 
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|}
 
  
==== Model/5fib ====
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There is one additional version of the Model/5. A Model/5fib is a [[Fiber Optic Computer]], a hardened and shielded version that has a fiber optic back-up system to resist radiation damage.
A Model/5fib is a [[Fiber Optic Computer]], a hardened and shielded version that has a fiber optic back-up system to resist radiation damage.
 
  
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{{Basic}}
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! No.
 
! Category
 
! Remarks
 
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| 1.
 
| Designation:
 
| Model/5fib <br>Model/E
 
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| 2.
 
| Cost:
 
| [[MCr]]68
 
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| 3.
 
| Size:
 
| 10 [[Ton]]s
 
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| 4.
 
| Capacity:
 
| 12 [[CPU]] / 25 Storage
 
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| 5.
 
| Tonnage:
 
| 99,999 [[Ton]]s Maximum
 
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| 6.
 
| TL:
 
| [[TL-11]]
 
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| 7.
 
| Power:
 
| 3 [[Energy Point|EP]]
 
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|}
 
 
 
== History & Background ([[Dossier]]) ==
 
The Command Section of a [[vessel]] typically includes a designated Computer Officer.
 
 
 
A [[Ship's Computer]] is routinely linked to [[Anti-hijack Program]]s.
 
* Anti-hijack procedures protect the ship against potential takeovers. The [[Computer Software|program]] constantly monitors conditions within the [[vessel]] via onboard [[sensor]]s. If a hijack situation occurs, it automatically locks access doors to the [[bridge]] and engineering sections and shuts down [[Control Console|control console]]s and [[Control Panel|control panel]]s
 
 
 
Computers of this type may also be found running [[starport]]s, [[world|planetary]] infrastructure elements, [[military]] and [[COACC]] facilities, and industrial sites such as automated factories.
 
 
 
Old models of computer can generally be traded in at 25% of their original cost.
 
 
 
=== Computer Control Standards ===
 
''[[Computer Control]]s:'' In almost all cases where the [[Ship's Computer]] can control a given [[spacecraft|ship]] function ([[gravity]], doors, [[sensor]]s etc.), orders fed in at the central [[bridge]] [[computer]] take precedence over those fed in at local [[Control Panel|controls]]. Only if the computer is inoperative will a [[computer override]] be ineffective.{{Page cite|name= Adventure Class Ships Volume 1 |page= 6 |article= Book 2 |version= Classic Traveller}} Some [[ship]]s have been known to be built with a different system set-up, but this arrangement is commonplace on most [[vessel]]s within [[Charted Space]]. {{Unpublished cite|author= Maksim-Smelchak }}
 
 
 
== References & Contributors ([[Sources]]) ==
 
{{Advanced}}
 
 
{{Sources
 
{{Sources
|S1= {{Ludography cite|name=Starships|page=|version=Classic Traveller}}
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| {{Ludography cite|name= Starships |page=22,38|version=Classic Traveller}}
|S2= {{CT}} [[High Guard (book)|High Guard]] (Book 5)
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| {{Ludography cite|name= High Guard |page=26,28|version=Classic Traveller}}
|S3= [[Don McKinney]], {{CT}} Consolidated Errata, 14, 15
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| [[Don McKinney]], {{CT}} Consolidated Errata, 14, 15
|S4= {{Ludography cite|name=Referee's Manual|page=|version=MegaTraveller}}
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| {{Ludography cite|name=Referee's Manual|page=81|version=MegaTraveller}}
|S5= {{Ludography ref|name= T5 Core Rules |page= }}
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| {{Ludography cite|name=The Traveller's Handbook|page=263}}
|S6= [[Traveller Wiki Editorial Team]]
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| {{Ludography cite|name= Starships|version=Traveller 5th|page=250}}
|S7= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus [[Adie Alegoric Stewart]] of the [[IISS]]
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| Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus [[Adie Alegoric Stewart]] of the [[IISS]]
|S8= Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
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| Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology [[Maksim-Smelchak]] of the [[Ministry of Science]]
 
}}
 
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{{LE|Ship Equipment}}
{{LE|Computer}}
 
{{LEN|}}
 

Latest revision as of 05:03, 2 July 2020

Model/5 computer
Type Computer
Tech Level TL–11
Cost MCr 45
Size 5 Ton
Weight 5 ton

A standard model of Ship's Computer, the Model/5 Computer runs programs that control shipboard functions such as interstellar jumps, and in-system navigation. It can also execute multiple applications including anti virus software, entertainment programs, routine communications, passive security programs, and monitors life support systems. In addition to spaceships, the Model/5 can monitor and control facilities using the same programs.

Computers are specified in terms of their capacity to process and store programs. All programs in the computer's CPU are processed simultaneously, while programs in storage are available on a revolving basis to replace those in the CPU as needed

Computer control is through connected Workstations. These may be connected to the Model/5 through hard links or other communications systems. In almost all cases where the Model/5 controls a given ship or facility function (gravity, doors, sensors etc.), orders fed in at the central workstation, like the bridge of a ship, take precedence over those fed in at local controls.

There is one additional version of the Model/5. A Model/5fib is a Fiber Optic Computer, a hardened and shielded version that has a fiber optic back-up system to resist radiation damage.

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