Have you published a benchmark for the speed of the Epic?
It is very hard to know what this CPU is capable of when trying to apply it to high speed applications.
I need an actual example of a benchmark and all the associated caveats to be able to make a reasonable judgement as to whether or not Epic is capable of pulling of any specific application.
My current example is where my client is asking if he can turn it into a flow computer for oil and gas applications. For those of you not familiar with this application, in the oil patch, pipeline companies transfer such large volumes that even the smallest error in flow computing becomes a big deal.
In this case my question is can Epic capture the end of a 10khz count rate to <1 count? This is assuming pac control, no other loads, and quadrature input module doing the counting with a separate quadrature input providing the counting start and stop.
After thinking about the CPU speed which I understand to be 1ghz, I realized the clock speed is 1 nanosecond. Therefore, operations should be happening in the sub microsecond region internally. Therefore, the questions are now, how much over head, and what is the backplane speed and is the backplane parallel or serial?
If serial then the backplane speed will be the bottle neck.
One more question I have is can the quadrature module be configured to use one of the inputs to trigger the counter to start and stop without getting the controller involved? If so, this would be really a big deal…