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Athena VDI Initiative

    The Athena Initiative
    Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device Computing Platform

    The Athena Initiative, is a new cloud based compute platform offered by Ringling College of Art and Design allowing you to access your own “Compute Server” with High-Resolution support and 3D graphics capabilities from almost any device, anywhere, and anytime. No matter where you are, you can log into your own Workstation and access your files as you left them from any device such as Windows Computer, Macintosh, smartphone, or tablet. This solution works like a regular Windows workstation with all applications including 3D applications such as Maya and Zbrush, which are available at the 3D computer laboratories.

    We are currently in a pilot phase for this program.  Please check back to learn more about the pilot and what is happening with Athena often.


    A bit more information is available through this introductory summary for Athena.

    You can learn how to connect the Athena through the Athena Connection Instructions.

    There are also some important Mac keyboard shortcuts to learn about that will affect your interaction with certain software packages.

    For a list of software available through Athena, visit our Lab Software information page