Matrox Imaging has launched its high-performance computing (HPC) platform for industrial imaging: Matrox Supersight e2.
The platform offers OEMs high performance and flexibility for machine vision and medical imaging applications that generate large amounts of data. Applications such as semiconductor wafer and mask inspection, flat panel display inspection, and CT scanning benefit from performance gains with the platform by using multiple clusters of CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs. Matrox Supersight e2 provides an environment for considerable data and task-level parallel processing through the interconnection of CPUs, GPUs and FPGAs using a PCI Express (PCIe) x16 2.0 (Gen2) switched fabric that removes I/O bottlenecks between the multiple processors.
Matrox Supersight e2 ensures the performance gains from accelerators or additional processors are not lost during simple data transfers. Furthermore, the switched fabric lets developers re-cluster the compute elements to maintain optimal performance as the application is tuned or evolves with time.
Applications for Matrox Supersight e2 are developed with the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) and its Distributed MIL API. As MIL is supported on all Matrox Imaging hardware platforms, development on the platform is simplified and ensures the source code is portable across all devices, from nodes with 32 CPU cores and 4 FPGAs, to a node with 8 CPU cores, 1 FPGA and 6 GPUs and everything in between.