COPERNICUS2 TO SPEED INET & CREATE GLOBAL VIRTUAL MAINFRAME

January 15, 1999

Fort Collins, CO — An invention that will exponentially increase the speed and capacity of Internet data flow and create the world’s first global “virtual mainframe” was announced today by Copernicus Technologies.

Internet Speed

In the current model of Internet communication, information isn’t actually shared; it’s sent in an act of exchange between separate systems. With Copernicus2, every single computer in the world can be synchronized at the most basic computational level. This will allow users to share information and resources in real time.

Internet speed varies because data packets are sent across the Internet in a manner that resembles traffic in a busy metropolitan area. As traffic on the Net increases, these data packets spend more and more time waiting in ” buffers,” much like cars at a congested intersection.

Copernicus2 will use the high-resolution-timing reference of the Global Positioning System to synchronize all computers and allow for steady streams of information. Thus, each online computer will appear to have a direct connection to the remote server from which it receives information.

“It will be the closest thing to a straight wire you can get,” said inventor Aric Johnson. “You’ll receive the data so fast you’ll think it was sitting in your own computer’s memory.”

Multi-Dimensional Internet

Copernicus2 also will allow the Internet to become multi-dimensional, with multiple layers of dedicated networks for purpose-specific communications. In a protocol that uses “time boundaries” and discrete “time segments,” Copernicus2 will create independent internets separated by phase. Users will hop between internets by shifting their timing reference relative to the GPS standard.

The GPS clock has an accuracy of a billionth of a second (gigahertz), which can be further mathematically divided to achieve even smaller divisions of time. By comparison, even today’s fastest computers still measure their internal clock speed by millionths of a second (megahertz). Through a specialized Copernicus2 interface, users will switch internets as easily as changing channels on a television.

Virtual Mainframe

Copernicus2 (patent pending) uses high-resolution GPS timing signals across the Internet to create a massively parallel supercomputing system.

“Any computer connected to Copernicus2 becomes a terminal to a virtual mainframe,” said inventor Aric Johnson. “The size, speed and power of this mainframe is limited only by the number of nodes online at any given time.”

Copernicus2 will structure the Internet or any other network to function as a single supercomputer. This massively parallel processor will be capable of executing complex programs at extremely high speed. Virtual modeling of the physical world in real time will be possible with greater accuracy and detail than with existing supercomputers. It also could be configured as a neural network, with each user representing a single node.

“We don’t know yet how to write programs for such large computers,” Johnson said. “But we do know they hold the key to the future of computing, possible even the key to artificial intelligence.”

Other Applications

The applications can extend into other mediums. Television and video, voice communications and teleconferencing, wireless communications and even imaging systems, such as Radar and Sonar, all can be enhanced by the Copernicus2 protocol.

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