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  • VMware Releases The XA Gallium3D State Tracker

    Phoronix: VMware Releases The XA Gallium3D State Tracker

    Hurra! A new Gallium3D state tracker was just released! But it's not the state tracker for OpenCL support, VDPAU or VA-API encoding/decoding, or anything else like that, but rather it's for something new: the XA State Tracker. This state tracker provides a new means of X.Org Acceleration (hence the "XA" name) and was developed by VMware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTU3MQ

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    Care to tell us what ROP is?

    Oh and it's Hurrah!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
      Care to tell us what ROP is?

      Oh and it's Hurrah!
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Render_Output_unit

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      • #4
        In this case it means Raster OPeration. See:
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_blit

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        • #5
          It would be rather nice if we could get most of the X server display done on the GPU side. Then the Xserver transfer latency would be masked by the GPU upload latency, and everyone would be happy.

          Edit: Also, has anyone talked about scan-converting traps/tris on the GPU for Xrender? It seems like this would be a significant win.

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          • #6
            XA state tracker got merged to master an hour ago.

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