Latrix

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The main prompt for an Anonymous user on the Latrix network. Artifact found in an abandoned computer that was connected to Latrix.

The Latrix supernetwork system and its sub-systems was a relatively large and complex modular networking system used to conduct computationally expensive genetical research for Nadeko Research Institute. During its peak daily usage, it reached up to 3500 simultaneous user sessions and saw an average of 60 Gbps network usage spread over a large network of computers stationed in Japan.

History

The founding architectural design started development in 1982 by the Kurchatov Institute in Soviet Union with the creation of the DAMOS Co-operation initiative. The DAMOS Co-operation aimed to create a basic technological ecosystem to fulfill the needs of civilians, military, and research. DAMOS 1.x, later DAMOS 2.x, were an Unix-like operating system that operated on the RELCOM computer network and saw widespread use. Several other Soviet institutes were then invited to collaborate on an institutional version of DAMOS, called DAMOS E.x. Development abruptly stopped with the 1991 Soviet collapse, where it was officially purged by state actors. However, the source code was salvaged and development kept on-going by an independent group of scientists. The software was largely rewritten to provide greater flexibility, extension and network support. DAMOS E.x was eventually finished in 1994 and sold off to other institutes, where it kept being extended and worked upon.

In 1997, the Nadeko Research Institute in Japan purchased the source code of DAMOS E.x and renamed the network software to Latrix. Work started to include support for highly specific calculations involving genetic research. Because of the flexibility of the system, features were easily added and load-balanced across many of the Japan-designed computers. Approximately 90% of the available institutional computers and supercomputers were eventually connected to the Latrix network to form a large cluster of interconnected systems, creating an immensely powerful computational device. During the unethical experimentation of genetical engineering at Nadeko Research Institute, scientists exploited the power of the supernetwork to successfully create an animal-human hybrid gene.

Since The Eradication, the laboratory and surrounding buildings were destroyed and reclaimed by vegetation.