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OpenGL SC - Safety Critical Profile

posted 15 Nov 2011, 17:07 by John Stavrakakis
This is an interesting branch for OpenGL. The specification is relative to OpenGL 1.3 with various features missing/amended for industrial applications. 

Avionics - The FAA Mandated DO-178B certification process for software airplane cockpits demands 100% reliable graphics drivers for instrumentation, navigation and controls
Medical - Real-time display of medical data requiring 100% reliability for surgery

One thing that I wonder is if there is consideration for accurate reproduction of colour. Where different displays will have varying temperature output, the displayed contents will not be 100% of another display. I remember way back, Mr Nick Lowe talked about OpenGL vs Cairo as: commodity graphics vs pixel specification.