Sync Card

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This chapter will be updated soon.

This chapter describes the optional sync card, for other input or output boards, please see the introductory chapter.

The NVIDIA sync card is part of the OCTO Server. For other Servers and Players it is an optional accessory board to the Quadro M4000 graphics card(s). The sync card has mainly two purposes:

Multi-GPU Mosaic

Mosaic is NVIDIA's software technology that abstracts multiple physical displays into a larger virtual display. When the virtual display spans across multiple graphics cards, the sync board is needed to synchronize them. In other words, When working with multi-GPU Mosaic, the sync card automatically keeps all included displays synchronized.  
This is of special interest for OCTO Servers as they are equipped with two graphic cards which need to be combined for the Pandoras Box render engine.

Frame lock and gen lock

Frame lock synchronizes multiple displays (in one or multiple systems) to a timing master. Frame Lock can be used with individual physical displays and single or multi-GPU Mosaic displays.

You can sync a display to an external timing generator, the gen lock. The selected display can be an individual physical display or Mosaic display and can be used as the frame lock master if desired.

The topic "Setting up Frame Lock" in the graphic cards chapter describes the settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel.

This chapter will be updated soon.