Different architecture using Intel compute card
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I just read about the planned recorder.
Why not use an intel compute card for all image processing and just use an FPGA as a bridge from the image sensor to pci express.
I think this might help more people who are familiar with image processing on pc to develop for the axiom project.
The compute card would give an plug and play upgrade path for processing. Recording of Raw data could either be done on an nvme ssd like red does or on a connected usb 3.0 drive on low framerates.

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Hi Nico

Welcome to the lab.

Please explain what you mean with " intel compute card ".

In terms of performance I would say (Herbert please correct me if I am wrong) we are currently outperforming any Intel workstation multicore CPU with our optimized processing pipeline in the FPGA by far and do that at a fraction of the power consumption.

Nico added a comment.EditedJan 21 2018, 7:14 PM

By compute card I mean this https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/compute-card.html
Basically a smaller nuc in a credit card size. Might be interesting for future upgrades an better suited for the recorder you planned using the nuc inside.
Regarding the image processing power. Has this to be done in camera except for an low res (720p) viewfinder image which could be done on the FPGA or maybe on the gpu of the compute card?
When I was mentioning the card I was more thinking of a recording solution which has an easy interface to sata and nvme storage which to my knowledge only the zynq ultrascale+ offers.
This could record the data to cinema DNG where all processing is offloaded to the editing workstation.

Interesting, I was not aware of this new form factor!

Information seems to still be sparse though, no interface description, tech specs look very incomplete...