QEMU Is Interested In Vulkan Guest Support "Vulkan-ize Virgl"
Written by Michael Larabel in Virtualization on 20 March 2017 at 01:21 PM EDT. 28 Comments
The QEMU project is hoping for some interested developers to enhance VirGL for better offering OpenGL guest support with QEMU guests and possibly extend it to include Vulkan support.

As part of this summer's Outreachy program, QEMU is hoping to find a woman or minority to work on Virgl support for Windows hosts, a Virgl Windows driver, or to "Vulkan-ize virgl."

From the QEMU Wiki, "virgl enables accelerated 3d rendering in a VM. It uses Desktop GL on host, and provides OpenGL/GLES in guest. This project would aim at implementing Vulkan accelerated rendering. There are multiple ways of interpreting this idea. One interesting approach would be to support Vulkan in VM on a Vulkan-capable host, doing more passthrough."

Those interested in potentially participating can find out the current Outreachy details via the program's site. From that page, "internships are open internationally to women (cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people. Additionally, they are open to residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/[email protected], American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander."
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