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Rabidjade
Sep 3, 2004, 05:47 PM
I have 2 9500/150 systems with these cards in them. Interface is PCI but theres no connectors and the only markings on them are "Adaptive Solutions". The cards are full length and the EDO stick on each one is made by PNY.

Duff-Man
Sep 3, 2004, 06:14 PM
Duff-Man says...could it be this one? (http://www.embeddedlogic.com/TH99/m/A-B/33998.htm) ...or a variant of it maybe...oh yeah!

kant
Sep 3, 2004, 06:18 PM
appears to be a "computer on a board"?

http://www.google.com/search?q=adaptive+solutions+cnaps+1016&sourceid=firefox&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

KingSleaze
Sep 3, 2004, 06:23 PM
Close Duff man, but the layout doesn't look quite right. I would guess that it might be a variant of an Orange Micro Wintel-on-a-card, that allowed the user to run Windows natively in a Mac.

szark
Sep 3, 2004, 07:15 PM
According to this PDF (http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~strom/papers/cnaps.pdf), it seems that it could be a Photoshop Accelerator card.


Our most successful product was an accelerator card for Adobe PhotoShop
"PowerShop" provided (before Power Macs) a 5-10x speed-up for data intensive operations such as Gaussian blur, unsharp mask, and rotate

Rabidjade
Sep 3, 2004, 07:40 PM
Lets look at it on dual level:

1. How would this help photoshop run faster? What hardware functions or software functions does this card serve?

2. I never seen wintel cards in action, any place I could read up on them?

edit: If it had a model number on it, this woulda made my life easier. :p

freiheit
Sep 3, 2004, 09:16 PM
Lets look at it on dual level:

1. How would this help photoshop run faster? What hardware functions or software functions does this card serve?

Dedicated processors to speed up rendering complex, multi-layer, high-resolution images? With local dedicated RAM to hold image data during processing?

2. I never seen wintel cards in action, any place I could read up on them?

edit: If it had a model number on it, this woulda made my life easier. :p

Good question, there (other than to Google for it). I'd like to see a modernized PC-on-a-card that uses either 64-bit 66MHz PCI or 133MHz PCI-X slot to aid in running VirtualPC. I'd think a "real" Pentium III at 733MHz (would be theoretically possible on a 133MHz PCI-X interface) would run circles around an emulated P-II any day of the week.

simie
Sep 4, 2004, 04:45 AM
http://www.cse.ogi.edu/~strom/papers/ieeeproc.PDF

Here is quite a technical pdf - It does appear that these cards are used for image processing - I would guess that the OS would need some drivers to acknowledge the existence of the cards.

Taken from the PDF

image processing (IP), employs five fundamental classes of operation

1) image enhancement;
2) image restoration;
3) image analysis;
4) image compression; and
5) image synthesis.


Image Processing is used extensively in such diverse fields as medicine, astronomy, and entertainment. I am guessing now these are the fields that Adaptive sold the cards to.

I think this PDF will answer most questions that you may have about the cards