Knee-ing video cards part II

Decided to work on the workstation today (bigger screen, tablet for drawing)... ran the little mandelbrot explorer demo.  Managed to lock up the whole machine at just a few hundred iterations.  Apparently having compiz on while doing "test the limits of your graphics card" code running is... counter-indicated.

Kinda neat zooming into the mandelbrot until you run into the limits of floating-point precision.  Very cool seeing computer-science principles suddenly pop up as a real-world effect :) .


  1. Marius Gedminas

    Marius Gedminas on 03/23/2009 6:16 p.m. #

    Compiz doesn't play nice with other OpenGL apps.

    I'm eagerly waiting for DRI2 to finally fix this.

  2. Mike Fletcher

    Mike Fletcher on 03/23/2009 9:54 p.m. #

    Yeah, I knew it didn't, but I'd somehow thought "but I'm not really doing all that much, it's just PyOpenGL", even though I was pushing the limits of the hardware pretty hard with PyOpenGL. Shoulda known better.

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