Welcome to ICERM. We hope your stay is a productive one. In order to facilitate the research process, ICERM has a full suite of technology available for visitor use. Below you'll find useful information for your stay. If you have any questions or you can't find the information you're looking for, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Mathew Borton, Director of Information Technology

Setup Instructions for Wireless Internet and Printing

ICERM provides wireless internet access and printing for all visitors. See the IT Documentation site for detailed setup procedures.

Brown Wireless

For short visits of less than two weeks, the "Brown-Guest" network is available without a password. Long-term visitors will be issued a Brown ID, which provides credentials for the secure "Brown" network. For setup instructions, please see the wireless access page of our IT Documentation.


The "eduroam" wireless network is available for members of participating institutions. Eduroam must be set up at your home institution prior to arriving at ICERM.


The 11th floor Canon copier and both 10th floor LaserJet printers are equipped with wireless printing capability. Details about the various printers and their capabilities are available on our Printing Documentation. OS-specific instructions are available for macOS, Linux and Windows.

Lecture and Conference Spaces

ICERM 11th Floor Lecture Hall

Lecture Hall

ICERM 11th Floor Conference Room

Conference Room

ICERM 10th Floor Seminar Room

Seminar Classroom

The audio/visual systems in ICERM's meeting spaces have been designed to provide maximum flexibility to meet varying presentation styles and needs. All three spaces are equipped with Apple desktop computers and external laptop connections. If you plan to use your own machine, we recommend consulting the IT staff prior to your presentation time in order to ensure compatibility.

Instructions for basic operation of the audio-visual systems in all three rooms are available on the AV Systems section of the IT Documentation.

Lecture Hall

Our preferred method is to bring your presentation on a USB drive. HDMI connections are available for presenting from a laptop along with USB-C adapters.

The lecture hall has integrated Zoom Room capabilities for hybrid lectures. Sessions in the lecture hall can be recorded using the Panopto lecture capture system. Please contact the IT staff for details.

Conference Room

The conference room is available for small sessions. The room has an iMac for presentations along with a HDMI input for personal laptops.

The conference room has an integrated Zoom Room capabilities. Please contact the program staff to schedule use.

Seminar Classroom

The 10th floor seminar room is a classroom setting. A Mac Mini is available for presentations along with an HDMI connection for laptops. A blu-ray player is also available. Please contact the program staff to schedule use.

Office Technology

ICERM provides monitors, keyboards, and mice in all offices for visitor use. We have a limited number of Macbooks available on a first come first served basis. We also have a wide array of adapters, dongles, connectors, and cables. Please see the IT team for details.

ICERM provides access to virtual Linux desktops to long-term visitors (those who are issued a Brown ID) via Virtual Network Computing (VNC) through Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization. The VNC client has access to CCV's full library of software programs and modules. VNC access may be provided to short-term visitors as well on a case-by-case basis and with advance notice.

ICERM 10th Floor Visitor Office

High-performance Computing

High-performance computing is available to long-term ICERM visitors upon request through Brown's Center for Computation and Visualization.

CCV's supercomputing cluster "Oscar" has over 400 compute nodes providing over 650 teraflops of computing power and a large library of preinstalled software modules. For more information about Oscar, please see the Oscar page of our IT Documentation. In addition, CCV has the full Oscar User Manual available on their website.

Please see ICERM's IT staff to request access.

IT Policies

ICERM follows Brown University's polices for computing practices.

The following policies are specific to ICERM:

Website Accessibility

If you encounter web content that you are unable to access due to a web accessibility issue, please contact support@icerm.brown.edu to report the issue.

Recording Policy

While ICERM records all workshop and tutorial lectures we will only post your lecture in our video archive after receiving your signed video release form. Requests for lecture capture at other times will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The full Recording and Live Streaming Policy is available on the IT Policies section of our IT Documentation.