Méxica computing has its most ancient origin in the Nepohualtzintzin, an instrument similar to the abacus or soroban used to make arithmetical and mathematical calculations in the vigesimal system (base 20). In Náhuatl, Nepohualtzintzin is formed by the roots: ne - personal; pohual or pohualli - the count; and tzintzin - small similar elements. Its use was taught in the calmécac schools to the students dedicated to studying the night sky.
Various sizes and types of comp exist:
- The hand-comps, field comps and v-pads in general use.
- The main comps of starships.
- The Smoke-class comps of the Judges.
- The battle comps carried and used by Imperial Marines.
- AIs of varying complexity able to interp from data-feeds.
Imperial comp technology utilizes:
Hardcopy printouts are made on quick-cycle paper.
Comp processing power is measured in cycles.