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The Gallium3D Driver That Few Know About

Apr 20, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"Last night it was reported on VirtualBox not being convinced about Gallium3D and what it could provide its virtualization stack not only in terms of better OpenGL acceleration for the guest virtual machines, but also for accelerating other APIs like OpenVG and OpenCL. This is coming a year after VMware rolled out its own Gallium3D driver (called "SVGA") that allowed Gallium3D to work on its virtualization platform. But there's also another virtualized Gallium3D driver out there.

"Over the night we found out about another Gallium3D driver for Xen virtualization that was actually written prior (more than a year in advance) to VMware's SVGA driver. In fact, it was even before VMware acquired Tungsten Graphics, the company that conceived the Gallium3D driver architecture."

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