The Technology Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Visualization (TCASCV) was established in 1999 with an award from the 1997 NSF MRI program, additional support from Brown University and equipment donations from IBM. In 2006, a more formal academic Center for Computation and Visualization (CCV) was formed to replace TCASCV, and Prof. Jan Hesthaven was named as its founding Director.
In August of 2009 Brown, in partnership with IBM, installed a new high-performance computing and data storage platform with a peak performance of 14 teraflops and disk capacity of 400 terabytes.
In August of 2009, under PI Prof. David Laidlaw, Brown was awarded a $2M NSF Major Research Instrumentation award to design and build a next-generation Cave display.
With the new IBM HPC platform and Cave, Brown will be ideally equipped to pursue cutting-edge computational science, visualization and virtual reality research.