VR Solution Architecture

While most people associate VR with a headset, it is really a complete communication platform and involves more than just one component. Although the headset is key to the experience, it is the system components that are critical for real-time rendering – the CPU and GPU. All 3XS VR-ready workstations include the latest optimised components to ensure the most immersive VR experience.

Experience Intel VR

The exact development platform for creating VR content varies - for example, the CPU, system memory, and storage requirements differ depending on what software the company uses and the business goals. Generally, a workstation powered by a fast CPU like an 8th generation Intel Core i7 or i9 processor is critical in order to feed the graphics card, positional tracking, physics, and audio. Each new generation of processor provides new functions and improved performance to support fast video encode, image rendering, audio production, and real-time previews. In some cases, an Intel Xeon processor may be beneficial.

Additionally, a render engine (a specialized SDK) is required to translate a scene from a mathematical approximation to a finalized image. Although much of the existing CAD and video assets can be transformed into VR, cameras and editing software may also be needed. VR files can be large, so high-performance storage is a must, such as that provided by Intel Optane solid state drives (SSD).

Solution Architecture
VR Creation VR In-Room Experience
High-End Workstation High-End PC or Laptop Depth-Sensing Camera
Render Engine VR-Ready GPU Motion Sensors
VR-Ready GPU Intel Core i7 Processor Motion Controllers
Intel Xeon or Intel Core i9 Processor and Intel Optane Technology Headset Display

As a leader in visual computing, NVIDIA is at the forefront of this exciting new computing platform, and as such delivers ground-breaking solutions for VR—including industry-leading Pascal GPUs, drivers, and SDKs—to meet the needs of commercial business.

Working with NVIDIA VR
Work with more Geometry Experience entire plants, buildings, planes, cars in VR with full fidelity
Work with more Textures Use more textures, larger textures to create the most realistic VR environments possible
Work with multiple Panoramas Multiple panaramas lets VR users move to many locations without interrupting the VR experience to load more data
Work with Light Fields Light fields provide the most realistic VR experience possible using photorealistic imagery

NVIDIA’s high-end Quadro GPUs are designed specifically for demanding VR workflows. The Quadro P4000 (8GB), Quadro P5000 (16GB) and Quadro P6000 (24GB) are the latest GPUs to get NVIDIA’s ‘VR Ready’ seal of approval. For the most demanding VR and AR workflows, it is also possible to use multiple GPUs together, either by assigning each GPU to a specific eye or rendering different parts of the display.

HTC Vive Pro Business Edition

Furthermore, as exclusive partner for the Vive Business Pro Edition VR Headset from HTC, Scan is able to further enhance our AR / VR solutions. With the Vive Business Edition you'll be gaining the Vive headset, two wireless controllers, and two base stations enabling 360° room-scale motion-tracking plus a 12-month limited warranty and commercial license. Vive unleashes imagination from the limits of what’s real. Finally, the visual, physical and emotional experience of virtual reality matches expectation. Immerse yourself in boundless, room-scale environments.

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Windows 10 Pro for Workstations is a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro, comes with unique support for server grade PC hardware and is designed to meet demanding needs of mission critical and compute intensive workloads.

Introducing Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Resilient File System Enhance the resilience and scalability of workstations by running Microsoft's server grade Resilient File System (ReFS) designed for high fault tolerance and handling large data volumes
Persistent Memory Enable demanding workloads to access important files at the speed of memory with high-end persistent memory hardware configurations
Faster File Sharing SMB Direct facilitates file transfers between PCs and Servers with large datasets, all with high throughput low latency, and low CPU usage
Expanded hardware support Handle demanding workloads by running Windows 10 Pro for Workstations with the support high end configurations including server grade Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors, up to 4 CPUs, and up to a massive 6TB of memory

Performance is a very important requirement in the world of VR and AR where fast-paced innovation and Windows 10 Pro for Workstations enable power users to maximise every aspect of their high-performance 3XS workstation.

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3XS VR Systems
3XS WI400 VR Intel Core i7 8700K / 32GB 3000MHz Memory / NVIDIA 8GB Quadro P4000 / 250GB Samsung 960 Evo - PCIe / 2TB Seagate Barracuda
3XS WI6000 VR Intel Core i9 7900X / 64GB 3000MHz Memory / NVIDIA 8GB Quadro P4000 / 250GB Samsung 960 Evo - PCIe / 2TB Seagate Barracuda
3XS WA6000 VR AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X / 64GB 2666MHz Memory / NVIDIA 8GB Quadro P4000 / 250GB Samsung 960 Evo - PCIe / 2TB Seagate Barracuda
3XS WI8000 VR 2x Intel Xeon E5-2640 v4 / 128GB 2133MHz ECC Registered Memory / NVIDIA 8GB Quadro P4000 / 250GB Samsung 960 Evo - PCIe / 2TB Seagate Barracuda
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