VirtualGL - A toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 6
Repository PUIAS Computational x86_64
Package name VirtualGL
Package version 2.3.3
Package release 20131014.sdl6
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 1.59 MB
Download size 626.14 KB
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VirtualGL is a toolkit that allows most Unix/Linux OpenGL applications to be
remotely displayed with hardware 3D acceleration to thin clients, regardless
of whether the clients have 3D capabilities, and regardless of the size of the
3D data being rendered or the speed of the network.
Using the vglrun script, the VirtualGL "faker" is loaded into an OpenGL
application at run time.  The faker then intercepts a handful of GLX calls,
which it reroutes to the server's X display (the "3D X Server", which
presumably has a 3D accelerator attached.)  The GLX commands are also
dynamically modified such that all rendering is redirected into a Pbuffer
instead of a window.  As each frame is rendered by the application, the faker
reads back the pixels from the 3D accelerator and sends them to the
"2D X Server" for compositing into the appropriate X Window.
VirtualGL can be used to give hardware-accelerated 3D capabilities to VNC or
other X proxies that either lack OpenGL support or provide it through software
rendering.  In a LAN environment, VGL can also be used with its built-in
high-performance image transport, which sends the rendered 3D images to a
remote client (vglclient) for compositing on a remote X server.  VirtualGL
also supports image transport plugins, allowing the rendered 3D images to be
sent or captured using other mechanisms.
VirtualGL is based upon ideas presented in various academic papers on
this topic, including "A Generic Solution for Hardware-Accelerated Remote
Visualization" (Stegmaier, Magallon, Ertl 2002) and "A Framework for
Interactive Hardware Accelerated Remote 3D-Visualization" (Engel, Sommer,
Ertl 2000.)


Package Version Architecture Repository
VirtualGL-2.5.2-1.el6.i686.rpm 2.5.2 i686 EPEL
VirtualGL-2.5.2-1.el6.i686.rpm 2.5.2 i686 EPEL
VirtualGL-2.5.2-1.el6.x86_64.rpm 2.5.2 x86_64 EPEL
VirtualGL-2.3.3-20131014.sdl6.i686.rpm 2.3.3 i686 PUIAS Computational
VirtualGL-2.3.2-6.el6.elrepo.i686.rpm 2.3.2 i686 ELRepo
VirtualGL-2.3.2-6.el6.elrepo.x86_64.rpm 2.3.2 x86_64 ELRepo
VirtualGL - - -


Name Value
/sbin/ldconfig -
VirtualGL-libs = 2.3.3-20131014.sdl6 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
VirtualGL = 2.3.3-20131014.sdl6
VirtualGL(x86-64) = 2.3.3-20131014.sdl6


Type URL
Binary Package VirtualGL-2.3.3-20131014.sdl6.x86_64.rpm
Source Package VirtualGL-2.3.3-20131014.sdl6.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download the latest puias-computational rpm from
  2. Install puias-computational rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh puias-computational*rpm
  3. Install VirtualGL rpm package:
    # yum install VirtualGL



See Also

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afni20141017-devel-20141017-4.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Development Libraries for afni
agg-2.5-9.puias6.x86_64.rpm Anti-Grain Geometry graphical rendering engine
agg-devel-2.5-9.puias6.x86_64.rpm Support files necessary to compile applications with agg
apiextractor-0.10.8-2.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Library headers parser to extract API information
apiextractor-devel-0.10.8-2.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Development files for apiextractor
armadillo-4.100.0-1.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Fast C++ matrix library with interfaces to LAPACK and ATLAS
armadillo-devel-4.100.0-1.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Development headers and documentation for the Armadillo C++ library
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arpack-devel-3.1.3-1.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Files needed for developing arpack based applications
arpack-doc-3.1.3-1.sdl6.noarch.rpm Examples for the use of arpack
arpack-static-3.1.3-1.sdl6.x86_64.rpm Static library for developing arpack based applications