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Friday, August 22 • 11:45am - 12:35pm
Virgil3D: Journey to a Virtio GPU - Dave Airlie, Red Hat

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There has been a gap in the Linux/KVM/qemu desktop virtualisation space for many years compared to a number of competing offerings, the lack of a paravirtual 3D accelerator device. This project is an attempt by one man to fix this large gap. Based on the Mesa internal hardware abstraction layer (Gallium3D) this project creates a virtio based GPU that can handle modern OpenGL and Direct3D requirements. The 3D rendering streams are passed to a renderer process in the host and it uses the local OpenGL interface to do the rendering. The project also encompasses a simple unaccelerated non-3D virtio gpu for situations where there is no local 3D hardware present.

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Dave Airlie

Enterprise Kernal Graphics Maintainer, Red Hat
Dave Airlie is the kernel graphics maintainer looking after various parts of the Linux kernel associated with video drivers. He works on X.org and Mesa projects as a major contributor to graphics driver development. He is currently employed by Red Hat in Brisbane as the enterprise kernel graphics maintainer. He recently started a quest to provide a virtual 3D capable GPU called virgil.


Friday August 22, 2014 11:45am - 12:35pm
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