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THE EAST-WING SERVER FARM OF THE CNS IS ALREADY THE LARGEST OF THE FOUR, AND SUPPLIES MOST OF THE COMPUTING POWER FOR TRANSACTIONS IN MARLON-IV AND PRICE-III. PHOTO PROTECTORATE STOCK.

The precise location of the Central Network Server (CNS) remains unknown, a step taken by the Protectorate in an effort to maintain security. The CNS is a collection of nearly 1 million servers at the farm, connected to all of the processors, network switches, and routers which allow smooth and efficient wireless communication between the various components of the cluster.

The CNS manages all data and credit transactions for the four Martian cities, and provides limited data access for its clients. In effect, the CNS acts as a single, central motherboard for the processing of data on Mars. The activation of the sky crane immediately prior to Mars transit triggers the activation of a record on the central CPU and instant upload of all personal and biometric data from each potential citizen. The LIVElink maintains a super-fast wireless connection among all connected clients.

The latest expansion is to serve the ever-increasing prevalence of electronic devices on Mars, all of which must be connected to the CNS to function normally.

 

 Chrizec Tarnofsky, M4 correspondent.