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Old 04-22-09, 09:45 PM   #4
JaXXoN
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Default Re: Remote Access + Hardware acceleration

VirtualGL might be capable of what you are looking for:
with VGL, 3D applications running on a server render to a virtual
framebuffer which is then captured, JPEG encoded and sent
to a modifed VNC viewer. I tried this out some times ago:
performance wise it wasn't too bad, but the latencies
caused by the software encoding have been awfully high
so that it wasn't good enough for i.e. remote gaming. However,
it might be good enough for video playback: most modern video
players can decode to a GL texture that VGL should be able to
transfer (but i didn't yet tried that out).

regards

Bernhard
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