public class SoDevice extends InventorAbstract device management class. This class provides generic functions to manage and to get data about specific devices.
There are specific implementations of this class for each type of device supported by Open Inventor. These classes may provide additional methods to query information specific to the device type. Currently the supported device types are:
SoCpuDevice: A system CPU, including multiple cores.
SoGLDevice: A GPU, managed through the OpenGL API.
Using the query methods, you can determine the number of each type of device and specific information about each device such as the total memory.
On most devices other than the CPU, a device "context" is necessary when using the device. Open Inventor provides classes to manage contexts for each type of device. See
SoDeviceContextand its derived classes
Open Inventor provides classes to manage data objects (blocks of memory), called buffer objects, on each type of device. See
SoBufferObjectand its derived classes
Note: The word "device" is also used to refer to input devices such as the mouse and keyboard. These devices are associated with the viewer or render area and are represented by window system dependent classes. See, for example:
All Methods Static Methods Instance Methods Concrete Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
getDevice(int index)Returns the
SoDevicepointed by index.
getDeviceName()Returns the name of this device.
getDevicesCount()Returns the number of devices.
getDriverVersion()Returns the driver version of this device.
getLogicalUnits()Returns the number of logical units of this device.
public static int getDevicesCount()Returns the number of devices.
public java.lang.String getDeviceName()Returns the name of this device.
public java.lang.String getDriverVersion()Returns the driver version of this device.
public int getLogicalUnits()Returns the number of logical units of this device.