The Vulkan Graphics API - what it means for Linux
Thursday 10:40 a.m.–11:25 a.m.
Target audience: User
OpenGL has long been the 3D API used on the Linux platform. However recently the Khronos group released the Vulkan 1.0 standard which covers a new closer to the metal API for 3D graphics programming across multiple operating systems. This talk will provide a brief introduction to the API and how supported the API is under Linux. The speaker will also discuss possible future uses for this new API and the advantages it brings.
David is the Linux kernel graphics maintainer, and works at Red Hat in Brisbane. He is the creator of the virgl virtual graphics card. He works on all things graphics driver, and is a member of the X.org and Mesa projects. He also maintains parts of the graphics stack in Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora.