PCIe card which is a PC
Posted on 2011-09-06
I have a "soft Real Time" application which runs under Windows.
This application does Logic, algorithms, graphics lots of Disk_IO and lots of IO (D2A, A2D, DigitalIO, Serial Communication, Ethernet, etc..).
The IO is done with PCI/PCIe boards (With FPGA).
The job is now "too much for one PC". I am looking for a solution for this issue/problem. Since this is a "soft Real Time" application, there are many advantages for running in one computer.
The idea is to "move the load to the PCI/PCIe boards".
So the conclusion is that we want PCI/PCIe boards with FPGA + CPU.
On the other hand we already have a lot of Software (Windows software). So it could be VERY nice and easy, if we could run Windows on these PCI/PCIe boards with FPGA + CPU.
A well known fact is that Windows runs on PC.
This is why I thought that I want a "PCIe card which is a PC".