Design and implementation of OpenGL SC 2.0 rendering pipeline


OpenGL Safety Critical Profile (OpenGL SC) is a variation of the famous three-dimensional graphics library Open Graphics Library (OpenGL), for safety critical environment. It has been widely used for three-dimensional graphics output in military, avionics, and medical applications. In the year of 2015, OpenGL SC 2.0 was newly released as the newest and specialized three-dimensional graphics standard for safety-critical applications. In this paper, we represent the high-level design schemes of the OpenGL SC 2.0 context system and the rendering system. We also show the detailed implementation strategy, for its step-by-step implementation works. These implementation schemes are the fundamental and theoretical frameworks for the OpenGL SC 2.0 system implementation. Based on these scheme, we represent a prototype implementation for OpenGL SC 2.0 system. Our prototype system shows these design schemes are feasible and well-suited even for commercial uses. In near future, our full implementation will be released to the market.

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This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Grant 2016R1D1A3B03935488).

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Baek, N., Kim, K.J. Design and implementation of OpenGL SC 2.0 rendering pipeline. Cluster Comput 22, 931–936 (2019).

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  • OpenGL SC
  • Safety critical profile
  • Rendering pipeline
  • Prototype implementation