VMD-L Mailing List
From: John Stone (johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu)
Date: Thu Jul 21 2016 - 14:08:06 CDT
Yes. An EGL-enabled 64-bit Linux test build is posted now as well.
To run this version of VMD you'll need a machine that either has
an EGL-capable OpenGL driver set or a bleeding edge version of Mesa.
To run VMD with EGL off-screen rendering enabled, you would launch it
vmd -dispdev openglpbuffer
This is the same way that you would run the normal OpenGL builds of VMD
for off-screen rendering, except that the EGL build of VMD is able to run
even when there is no X-Windows server, whereas the normal OpenGL+GLX build
requires an X-Windows server. The EGL version is best suited for running
VMD on clouds, clusters, and supercomputers that have headless nodes with
no windowing system running.
I personally used NVIDIA driver version 358.16 for EGL development and testing.
Some subsequent NVIDIA driver versions had bugs for EGL, but I intend to
do more testing and provide a list of other driver versions that are known
to be usable after I and the user community do more testing. In particular
I will have to collect further information for getting EGL working on
software rasterizers such as Mesa and Intel OpenSWR, as these have very
recently added EGL support and I don't have specific version numbers in-hand
at this moment.
On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 12:04:32PM -0400, Bruce D'Amora wrote:
> Hi John,
> Does this include support for EGL?
> Bruce D'Amora
> Sr. Technical Staff Member
> Technical Lead, Commercial Systems and Visualization
> Data Centric Solutions
> IBM T. J. Watson Research Center
> 914-945-4514 (T/L 862-4514)
> From: John Stone <johns_at_ks.uiuc.edu>
> To: vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> Date: 07/21/2016 04:01 AM
> Subject: vmd-l: VMD 1.9.3 beta 1 posted for download...
> Sent by: owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> Dear VMD-L,
> I've just start posting builds of VMD 1.9.3 beta 1 for
> download. I currently have two Linux builds, MacOS, and
> the Blue Waters MPI build posted. I expect to have several
> more builds posted tomorrow as compilations progress.
> I'll be populating the VMD 1.9.3 release page with descriptions of
> the various new features after I get the builds posted.
> Please give the new version a spin and let me know how well it
> works for you, and particularly if you encounter any problems.
> John Stone
> NIH Center for Macromolecular Modeling and Bioinformatics
> Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
> University of Illinois, 405 N. Mathews Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
> http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/ Phone: 217-244-3349
> Visible links
> 1. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~johns/
> 2. http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/vmd/
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