the age old 3D hardware question

Wojciech Puchar wojtek at
Sat Oct 25 01:44:11 PDT 2008

afaik openGL always requires local display

On Sat, 25 Oct 2008, xorquewasp at wrote:

> On 20081025 10:18:01, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>> I'm looking to buy a new workstation that needs to be able to run in
>>> 64-bit (long) mode (working with large data sets). What are my options
>>> for 3D acceleration without binary drivers? My needs are quite minimal,
>>> I'm not running any games.
>> you actually need 3D accelerator or just fast 2D card?
>> if second - buy for <<50$ (or get for free) used computer, lowest end
>> pentium will suffice, plug good PCI graphics in it, and make an X terminal
>> to connect to your high-speed computer.
>> there is one more adventage of it - you may connect more than one :)
> Unfortunately, yeah, I do need 3D acceleration. I'm not running any games
> but I am doing some OpenGL development (should've said that in the first
> place, really).
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