Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2007 20:24 UTC, submitted by hechacker1
AMD "This morning at the X Developer Summit in the United Kingdom, Matthew Tippett and John Bridgman of AMD have announced that they will be releasing their ATI GPU specifications without any Non-Disclosure Agreements needed by the developers! In other words, their GPU specifications will be given to developers in the open. Therefore you shouldn't need to worry about another R200 incident taking place. The 2D specifications will be released very soon and the 3D ones will follow shortly."
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Accelerated indirect OpenGL
by psychicist on Mon 10th Sep 2007 21:23 UTC
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Will these specification make it possible to write a driver so I can put a 3D card in my headless server, have all OpenGL calls redirected and computed on this server and the results returned over the network?

I am using VNC to connect to my server and everything is running there but I can't run 3D stuff this way. It would be great if I could run 3D applications and games on the server and transparently display them on my laptop in an efficient way!

The only thing is that this protocol probably wouldn't be called VNC (Virtual Network Computing) anymore but ONC (OpenGL Networking Computing).

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