Visualization Lab


The CCS Visualization Lab is a free resource to the UM community. Capable of accommodating 14 people, it’s is an impressive space to host a class or your next meeting.

Located in the Arthur A. Ungar building (330D) with a direct connection to all CCS resources, the Viz Lab is the perfect tool for high performance parallel visualization, data exploration, and other advanced simulations, and features a Mechdyne 3D-Display and a Cyviz 2D-Display:



3D Display

Viz Lab University of Miami Center for Computational Science 3-D Display

The Mechdyne 3D wall display includes:

  • 2 x 2 Tile Wall Display System:  Four (4) Planar Clarity Matrix 46″ 3D LCD
  • Video Processing:  2x 8-core/16-thread processors 3.3GHz, 2x NVIDIA Quadro K5200
  • Laptop Wired Connection Points:  Two wired laptop connections with dual-input scaler for HDMI or VGA
  • Surround Audio System
  • Apple iPad Control System

2-D Display

University of Miami Center for Computational Science Visualization Laboratory

The Cyviz 2D 5 x 2  wall is a plug-and-play, user-friendly display comprised of:

  • 5 x 2 Planar Matrix 55” Ultra-thin panels
  • XPO4 Video Processor:  8 PiPs, Single Desktop, 9600 x 2160 resolution
  • 15” Touch Panel Display Controller with Enterprise Server
  • Audio System



Tours of the Viz Lab

If you have never visited the Viz Lab, tours are offered every other Friday. To register, please click on one of these dates:    July 20  |  August 3, 1731 . | September 14, 28  |  October 12, 26 | November 9  |  December 7, 21. The Viz Lab is located in the Arthur A. Unger Building, 3rd floor, Room 330D, 1365 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.


Using the Viz Lab

Use of the Viz Lab must meet the following two conditions:

• The Viz Lab resources are for purposes that allow insights that would not be possible using a conventional display.

Use of the 2D display to present a map, an infographic, or a protein structure—anything that directly benefits from the size of the display to allow insights to arise—is encouraged. Use of the 2D display to display a presentation that could be done just as effectively with a conventional display is discouraged.

The 3D display wall requires computational input and is specifically designed for utilization by a more advanced user group. Ideal users are a computing experts and computer science and engineering students who seek to develop new techniques and approaches for immersive visualization.

• The person responsible for the session has been trained on how to use the systems.

First-time use of this space requires an Orientation Session with the CCS support team.  Orientation sessions are less than :30 minutes in duration and are held on Fridays at 3:00 PM. To register for an orientation session, choose a date:  July 20  |  August 31730, or email

If you are already trained on the equipment, the Reservation Request form is below:


Reservation Request Form

Please enter the date you would like to book the Viz Lab.
Please enter the starting and ending times you would like to book the Viz Lab.

I agree that I am responsible for the use of the space, and that I will follow the rules as outlined in the Viz Lab guidelines:



  • Volume settings should be audible within the confines of the space, not disturb neighboring classroom and offices spaces.
  • If you need to install software, the preferred course of action is to connect your own laptop to the visualization system using available peripheral adaptors. Please do not install software on any of the machines in the Viz Lab.  For assistance with more sophisticated software, please contact
  • Food and drinks (including water bottles) are not allowed in the Viz Lab.
  • Please do not re-arrange the furniture. The layout of the room is set to protect the displays from damage.  Your care is greatly appreciated.
  • Please make sure to close the door when you leave.
  • Should you need technical assistance, please call  305-243-4962.


CCS Viz Lab Brochure (download) | CCS Viz Lab Instructions (download)





UM CCS Visualization Laboratory
Arthur A. Unger Building, Room 330D
1365 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146  |  305-243-4962


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