Can you repackage the (linux specifically) ati-driver and stream sdk to achieve this:
-- no requirement for hardware to be attached to a running display
-- stream (opencl) components independent of opengl pipeline
This would allow easier deployment of large scale gpgpu solutions.
Use case in action:
install pcie card (no display attached)
install driver (kernel module built and loaded, persistent /dev/ entries created)
install opencl and stream related headers/libraries
optionally install opengl headers and runtime libraries
why can this not be done?