[AG-TECH] Hardware news - towards a single machine node
jeffr at mhpcc.edu
Fri Mar 30 19:14:44 CST 2001
I think it would be really cool (but probably way too expensive to
develop) to move some of the AV processing off of the system CPU to a
special purpose AG pci board or something like that. Does anyone know
if there's a "vic in a chip" kind of thing already?
Just my thoughts on a Friday afternoon...
Todd Needham wrote:
> Given discussions regarding CPU requirements for a single machine node,
> thought you might like to know I saw a pre-production dual P4 (1.7GHz
> Foster) from Dell today: 64 & 32 bit PCI buses, built-in 1394, onboard
> fast Ethernet. The real news is that they expect to start shipping
> these in May with a reasonable starting configuration under $4K.
> Needless to say, 4 cameras and all those video streams are not going to
> be an issue.
> We also had discussions with Viewcast/Osprey about getting P4-optimized
> drivers for their capture cards and we're following up separately with
> their development team next week. It would still be nice to get all of
> this running on a single proc P4 to keep the cost down even further.
> Todd Needham
> Manager, Research Programs Group
> Microsoft Research
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