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PMesa (Parallel Mesa) is a modified version of Mesa, a 3-D graphics library with an API very similar to that of OpenGL. PMesa is actually a patch to the old Mesa 2.6. PMesa makes you benefit from SMP computers for the geometrical transformations of Mesa. The first reason for this parallelization is that actual rasterization accelerators can rasterize more triangles than the geometry (done on the CPU) can transform. That's the reason why some microprocessor manufacturers introduce new SIMD floating point instruction sets. Another way to speed up the geometrical transformations is to use SMP computers with threads. PMesa uses POSIX threads. It has only been tested on Linux but should work on other unixes. It works with software rasterization and hardware accelerated rasterization (3dfx voodoo2).

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