Graphic Performance with CompactPCI Serial
Wherever even higher performance and ruggedness at the same time is required, hardware needs to be designed differently. Big display panels in airports and train stations tend to be more and more digital and also control centers for traffic or in power stations have their equipment upgraded. 19" systems have proven suitable here and with their 3U format they are even compact when space is limited. Operating systems like Windows used to have restricted functionality when it comes to output. Controlling four monitors at the same time used to be a tough job. Today under Windows 7 possibilities are much vaster.
CompactPCI Serial is perfectly suited for equipping control stations. This technology is ideal for quick exchange of large amounts of data owing to its standardized serial backplane interfaces. In addition to a powerful CPU with an Intel Core i7, there are seven high-end graphics cards as peripheral units equipped with an AMD Radeon GPU supporting DirectX, OpenGL and OpenCL in a system; these graphics cards can control 28 monitors in high resolution at the same time.