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."