The Mellanox TILE series is a novel technology offering a high number of cores and multiple 10 Gbps Ethernet ports. We present results of the TILE-Gx36 as a front-end wavefront sensor processing unit. In doing so we are able to greatly reduce the amount of data needed to be transferred to the wavefront reconstruction hardware. We show that the performance of the Mellanox TILE-GX36 is in-line with typical requirements, in terms of mean calculation time and acceptable jitter, for E-ELT first-light instruments and that the Mellanox TILE series is a serious contender for all E-ELT instruments.
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David Barr, Noah Schwartz, Andy Vick, John Coughlan, Rob Halsall, Alastair Basden, Nigel Dipper, "Novel technology for reducing wavefront image processing latency," Proc. SPIE 9909, Adaptive Optics Systems V, 99094P (27 July 2016);