cgApprentice uses the very latest industry-standard hardware and software to power its classes. Since the specifics of IT infrastructure and budget vary from school to school, it can sometimes be challenging for institutions to know how best to respond to the need for STEAM-based digital curricula. In order to operate within this mixed economy and remove the fundamental requirement for on-site hardware and software, cgApprentice provides several solutions for partner institutions.
Some schools already possess computer labs with workstations capable of running 3D and 2D applications. In this scenario, we offer advice and assistance to their IT staff, ensuring the necessary applications and permissions are correctly installed and configured.
Other schools may not have access to bespoke computer labs capable of running the required software. In this case, we have created a virtualised environment called arVEE, allowing students to immediately access virtual workstations on the cloud, reducing the need for costly IT infrastructure. In this scenario, we can provide a virtualised high-end workstation to the students at the touch of a button; all they need is a low-end Windows PC or Mac and an internet connection. The virtual environment can be run via a small application installed on the machine, or run via a browser, offering a secure environment that respects the need for privacy, safety and data security.
arVEE has an extensive feature list, allowing us to a customise our cloud based infrasturure to meet the needs of almost any production requirement, whether games, animation, VFX, product design or engineering. Typically, our virtual environment spec is normally as follows:
- Windows 10 Operating System
- NVIDIA T4 Tensor Core GPUs for lightning fast graphics
- 16 or 32 GiB RAM
- Cloud based storage
- Simple client or Internet browser access to our learning infrastructure
- Safe and secure sandbox environment
cgApprentice offers a wide range of services, each one tailored to meet your requirements and budget. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your specific needs.