The Center for Computation and Visualization remains committed to supporting the computing needs of the Brown Research Community during this difficult time. COVID-19 Updates

Services

CCV provides computing infrastructure, consulting, and support to the Brown Community. We have HPC specialists, data scientists, and research software engineers available to work with researchers. We frequently partner with researchers on projects that may span weeks, months, or years. These partnerships can in some cases involve a researcher using grant funds to support one of our data scientists or research software engineers.

Classroom


Student Accounts


Accounts on Brown's HPC systems, custom-tailored for class use

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In-Class Tutorials


CCV staff members introduce students to Brown's HPC systems

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JupyterHub

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CCV-hosted Hub providing notebook servers to courses at Brown

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Computing


Data Risk Level 3 Computing (Stronghold)

CIS Risk Classification

Analyze sensitive data while complying with regulatory or contractual requirements for data security

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Virtual Machine Hosting


Server access without the need to purchase or maintain hardware

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High-Performance Computing (Oscar)


Research computing cluster featuring more than 300 multi-core nodes, GPU nodes, and a high-performance parallel filesystem

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XSEDE


XSEDE is an NSF-funded, nationwide collection of supercomputing systems that are available to researchers through merit-based allocations.

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Consulting


Advanced Research Computing


Support for researchers seeking help with statistical modeling, machine learning, data mining, data visualization, computational biology, high-performance computing, and software engineering

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File storage and transfer


Several services at Brown allow you to share and store files. Click on the link bellow to see comparison table with the options and decide which ones are right for you.

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Campus File Service


Store, share, and back up files

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Globus


Transfer files asynchronously and securely

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RData


High-performance storage for use with our HPC systems

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BrownBox


Share files that are too large to send by e-mail

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Getting help


CCV Helpdesk


Open a ticket with our user services team. We will respond as soon as possible.

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Discourse


A shared community resource, providing a discussion forum to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation. Brown has its own category for Brown specific questions, to be answered by participants. For more general questions or discussion topics about research computing, there are other categories that are not institution specific, where feedback may be provided by users from any of the participating institutions.

Brown Space General ask.ci

Office Hours


CCV holds office hours on Fridays 10am-12pm. The Computational Biology Core holds office hours on Wednesdays 1:30pm-3:30pm. During this time, both groups are holding office hours via Zoom. Click below to check CCV's Calendar for the Zoom link.

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Slack ccv-share


CCV Share is a collection of Slack channels where CCV staff and the community will be available to discuss your questions.

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Visualization systems


Visualization Lab


Get access to a wide range of VR and visualization technologies

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YURT


A state-of-the-art virtual reality theater that displays over 100 million stereo pixels onto a 360° surface

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Cave


Our fully-immersive display system

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