VirtualGL 2.3.3

An Open Source software that allows remote display apps to run OpenGL applications

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What's new in VirtualGL 2.3.3:

  • VirtualGL will no longer throw an exception if a 3D application calls certain X11 and GLX functions with a NULL argument. It will instead allow the underlying X11 or GLX library to handle the error. This specifically works around an issue with Fiji.
  • Worked around an issue whereby, when ANSYS Workbench 14.5 was run with VirtualGL, subprocesses (such as the geometry editor) launched from within the Workbench environment would not exit properly (and thus would become zombies.) This issue also affected ANSYS HFSS, which would either lock up when exiting or would print an error message: "terminate called after throwing an instance of 'rrerror'".
  • Worked around an issue whereby, when using MAGMA5 with VirtualGL, the second and subsequent perspectives opened within the application would not always display correctly.
  • Added support for the GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap extension.
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VirtualGL is a completely free, multiplatform and open source command-line software that can redirect 3D commands from any given OpenGL app to a server-side 3D video card, on any Linux or UNIX-like operating system. It also converts the rendered images into a video file.

Offers quad-buffered stereo support

Key features include workstation-like levels of performance, which is very useful when used with high-speed proxy TurboVNC, as well as support for enabling 3D session collaboration and mobility, which is quite handy when used with VNC or similar proxy.

Additionally, the software includes support for over 50MP/second on a 100 Mbit network, especially when used with the TurboVNC application and quad-buffered stereo support. It allows users to remove 3D data size.

Can be used a VizStack companion

The software can easily be used as a companion for the VizStack web browser to display parallel rendering jobs remotely, as well as with VMware or Oracle VirtualBox virtualization software for displaying OpenGL applications remotely on Microsoft Windows OSes.

Works under Linux, BSD. Mac and Windows

VirtualGL is a cross-platform project which works under GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. It has been successfully tested on computers supporting either of the 32 or 64-bit CPU architectures.

Getting started with VirtualGL

For your convenience, the program is distributed as native installers for numerous distributions of GNU/Linux that use either of the DEB or RPM package management system. A source package is also available for download for Linux kernel-based operating systems that use a different package manager. After installation, you can use the VirtualGL software on your projects. More usage details can be found on the project’s website.

VirtualGL was reviewed by , last updated on January 29th, 2015

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