[AG-TECH] AGTk on DMX (Re: Best single machine *Linux* hardware setup)

Randy Groves randy.groves at boeing.com
Tue Sep 28 18:18:32 CDT 2004

Works fine.  We have a 3x3 display wall running RH9 on the supporting 
machines.  AG on DMX seems to have all the horsepower and performance 
necessary.  The individual machines are 2.8GHz Xeon CPUs with dual-head 
NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000 cards.  Some of the machines run two displays, some 
run one.  Doesn's seem to make any difference.

The one thing that I haven't tried yet is getting the appropriate GL hooks 
integrated into the wxGTK library so that I can try the VP on chromium.


At 08:05 AM 9/27/2004, shudo at ni.aist.go.jp wrote:
>Hi all,
>From: "Ivan R. Judson" <judson at mcs.anl.gov>
> > there *still* aren't many (if any) 4 headed AGP cards that are known to 
> work
> > with linux...or windows...
>The words "4 headed" reminded me of DMX.
>Have anyone ever tried AGTk on DMX ?
>   Distributed Multihead X Project
>   http://dmx.sourceforge.net/
>   Xdmx is proxy X server that provides multi-head support for multiple
>   displays attached to different machines
>One of anxieties is video performance.
>Is Xdmx able to perform well enough for VIC?
>Note that today I've noticed that the newest development version of
>Fedora Core now has the Xdmx:
>% rpm -qi xorg-x11-Xdmx
>Name        : xorg-x11-Xdmx                Relocations: (not relocatable)
>Version     : 6.8.1                             Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
>Release     : 3                             Build Date: Tue Sep 21 
>10:23:16 2004Install Date: Mon Sep 27 20:11:46 2004      Build Host: 
>Group       : User Interface/X              Source RPM: 
>xorg-x11-6.8.1-3.src.rpmSize        : 
>2015581                          License: MIT/X11, and others
>Signature   : (none)
>Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
>URL         : http://xorg.freedesktop.org
>Summary     : Distributed Multihead X Server and utilities
>Description :
>Xdmx is proxy X server that provides multi-head support for multiple displays
>attached to different machines (each of which is running a typical X server).
>When Xinerama is used with Xdmx, the multiple displays on multiple machines
>are presented to the user as a single unified screen.  A simple application
>for Xdmx would be to provide multi-head support using two desktop machines,
>each of which has a single display device attached to it.  A complex
>application for Xdmx would be to unify a 4 by 4 grid of 1280x1024 displays
>(each attached to one of 16 computers) into a unified 5120x4096 display.
>   Kazuyuki Shudo
>   Grid Technology Research Center
>   National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

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