10-07-2008 02:34 PM
10-09-2008 10:09 AM
You cannot directly connect more than 1 of the PCIe endpoints on the Virtex-5 FXT to the same x16 slot on the PC motherboard. Each of the endpoints has its own Transaction and Data Link layers, so they are distinct entities. So, you would need some type of PCIe switch to consolidate the multiple endpoints into one x16 link.
10-09-2008 10:19 AM
One other thing--there are some newer motherboards/chipsets out there that have a new feature to split a x16 slot into two x8s on the same slot, etc. You may want to look around for something like this as well. That would get rid of the need for a separate switch.