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IT Resources

General instructions for ICERM IT resources, including Brown IDs, wireless internet, and printing.

Oscar

Oscar is Brown's high-performance computing cluster managed by the Brown Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV). Long-term visitors to ICERM with a Brown sponsored ID are provided with an exploratory account on Oscar upon arrival. Oscar access may also...

Cube

User guide for ICERM's Application and Visit Management System Cube.

Policies

Policies for using audio-visual and information technology resources at ICERM.

Step-by-Step Printing Setup Instructions

IT Resources

This section provides detailed OS-specific setup instructions for installing ICERM printers on your laptop.

Oscar Software Modules

Oscar

List and instructions for software modules available on the Oscar cluster.

Zoom Video Conferencing

IT Resources

Zoom is the official video conferencing service of ICERM and Brown University. ICERM uses both Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinar for our events.

Cube for Event Organizers

Cube

AV Systems

IT Resources

Various rooms/systems available

Virtual/Hybrid Events

IT Resources

Overview of IT Resources at ICERM

IT Resources

Welcome to ICERM's documentation site. This site is our centralized repository of documentation and user guides for all of ICERM's technical systems, including internet access, printing, and computing resources. If you are just arriving to ICERM, please take ...

Wireless Access at ICERM

IT Resources

Brown has three wireless internet networks available on campus: Brown, Brown-Guest, and eduroam. The Brown-Guest network is the network available for all short-term and workshop visitors. No password is required, but you must accept the terms of use when co...

Activate and Manage your Brown ID

IT Resources

Long-term visitors who are at ICERM for at least two weeks will be issued a Brown Sponsored ID card. This ID provides elevator access to the ICERM facility. In addition, your card will allow you to activate your Brown User Account which provides access to Brow...

Printing at ICERM

IT Resources

We have three public printers here at ICERM. All printers are available via wireless on Brown, Brown-Guest, and Eduroam. All printers support duplexing (double-sided printing). Wipes are located at all printing stations. Please wipe down printers before and a...

Printing on macOS

IT Resources Step-by-Step Printing Setup Instructions

Before setting up your printers, please review the overview of Printing at ICERM. The following instructions assume you are connected to the Brown University network via wireless (Brown, Brown-Guest, or eduroam). Setup Instructions 1. Open System preference...

Printing on Linux

IT Resources Step-by-Step Printing Setup Instructions

Before setting up your printers, please review the overview of Printing at ICERM. The following instructions assume you are connected to the Brown University network via wireless (Brown, Brown-Guest, or eduroam). Setup Instructions 1. Open the New Printer d...

Igel Thin Clients

IT Resources

ICERM provides thin clients in all 10th floor offices as well as in the common areas for visitor use. The thin clients run a custom thin version of Linux and provide open access to a web browser, SSH terminal and printing capability. The IGEL Linux Desktop ...

Office Phones

IT Resources

To determine your office phone number Each phone displays its direct number on its display screen Outbound Calls Dial “8” for an outside line Access limited to local calls only (however you can receive calls from a long distance number) ...

Overview of Oscar

Oscar

Long-term visitors to ICERM who receive a Brown ID are provided with an exploratory account on the Oscar high performance computing cluster maintained by Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. Oscar access may also be provided to short-term visitors...

SSH Access to Oscar

Oscar

1. Open a terminal prompt. On the ICERM thin clients, enter the username user and the password icerm to log in to the terminal. 2. In the terminal, type ssh <your ccv username>@ssh.ccv.brown.edu. If you are asked to verify the authenticity of the host 'ssh.cc...

VNC Access to Oscar

Oscar

Installing the VNC Client The client is available for download via the CCV website. The client is a standard Java .jar file, so once you download it, you can click to launch. You will need a Java JRE installed to run the client, which can be downloaded from t...

Currently Available Modules

Oscar Oscar Software Modules

If you require a software package that is not currently available on the Oscar cluster, please contact ICERM's IT staff and we will work with CCV to get the software installed. This list is current as of November 10, 2021. To see the most up to date list of s...

Oscar: MATLAB

Oscar Oscar Software Modules

Loading and Launching MATLAB 1. Open the Terminal and use the following commands at the command line. 2. module avail matlab to list all the available matlab versions. 3. module load matlab/R2018a to load matlab. This command should return the confirmation ...

Oscar: Mathematica

Oscar Oscar Software Modules

Loading and Launching Mathematica 1. Open the Terminal and use the following commands at the command line. 2. module avail mathematica to list all the available mathematica versions. 3. module load mathematica/11.0 to load mathematica. This command should r...

Oscar: Sage

Oscar Oscar Software Modules

Loading and Launching Sage 1. Open the Terminal and use the following commands at the command line. 2. module load sage/9.0 to load Sage. This command will return confirmation “module: loading 'sage/9.0'”. 3. Sage on Oscar usually has dependent modules. The...

Virtual Collaboration Tools

IT Resources Virtual/Hybrid Events

ICERM's IT staff supports a wide variety of virtual collaboration tools, software, and platforms. We encourage organizers to contact IT staff before your workshop in order to assure we are ready to support your virtual events. Zoom Video Conferencing ICERM u...

ICERM's Best Practices for Virtual Events

IT Resources Virtual/Hybrid Events

What follows is a list of best practices for hosting virtual events based on lessons ICERM has learned from our experiences. These points may seem obvious to some, and indeed, they follow ICERM’s general operating philosophy. However, we list them here in the ...

Virtual Workshop Session Formats

IT Resources Virtual/Hybrid Events

Standard Lecture Talk A standard lecture talk by a presenter delivered via Zoom. Usually scheduled for 45 minutes plus 15 minutes Q&A. Technical Needs/Constraints Software: Zoom Meeting. Sessions can be recorded and posted afterwards to our video...

Overview of Zoom at ICERM

IT Resources Zoom Video Conferencing

Zoom is the official video conferencing service of ICERM and Brown University. ICERM uses both Zoom Meetings and Zoom Webinar for our events. Downloading Zoom The Zoom Meetings client is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux from the Zoom website. ...

Zoom Meetings Guide

IT Resources Zoom Video Conferencing

This guide contains ICERM's general guidelines and tips for workshop talks, classes, working groups, and meetings via Zoom Meetings. We recommend all Zoom participants read and follow these guidelines to ensure the best experience for all participants. Genera...