TACC's Main Office & Visualization Laboratory

TACC's Main Office is located in the Research Office Complex (ROC, Building 196) on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin (learn more about the campus). The PRC is within this area:

  • Loop 1 highway (also called MO-PAC) on the west
  • Burnet Road on the east
  • Braker Lane on the north
  • Highway 183N (also called Research Blvd.; it is running southeast-northwest at this point) on the south

Loop 1 and Highway 183 are major thoroughfares in Austin. There is an exit for Burnet Road on Highway 183, and there is an exit for Braker Lane on Loop 1.

Note: All visitors must now enter the PRC via the Burnet Road entrance (1 block south of Braker Lane). The Braker Lane entrance is for staff only.

Parking on the Pickle Research Campus

We will provide you with a parking pass once you arrive, so it is not necessary to purchase one.

After entering the gated campus, stop and inform the guard that you are a TACC visitor. To get to the Research Office Complex (ROC) Building 196, continue past the guard booth, and past the chain link gate to Exploration Way, then make a right. ROC is the last building on the right.

When you arrive at ROC, you may park in the covered visitor parking area, or any open space in front of ROC. Walk up the brick pathway to the building entrance, TACC's office is on the right. Please check in with the receptionist to obtain a parking pass.

MetroRapid Route 803

MetroRapid Route 803 Burnet/South Lamar has a bus stop located on the Pickle Research Campus. Students, faculty, and staff ride free with their UT ID, or a $3/day unlimited riding pass is available for purchase onboard the bus. MetroRapid service is offered seven days a week. MetroRapid Route 803 operates with signal priority technology, real-time arrival information, multiple-door boarding, mobile ticketing, upgraded stations and free Wi-Fi.

Visitor Information

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Loading Dock Deliveries

The loading dock is located on the southeast corner (back) of ROC 196. Please pull into the loading area, and dial 512-475-9410 for assistance.

TACC Visualization Laboratory (Vislab)

TACC's Vislab is located on the main campus in the Peter O'Donnell Building for Applied Computational Engineering and Sciences (POB), Room 2.404a. The POB is located on the Southeast corner of Speedway and 24th Street (201 East 24th Street). We recommend that you park in the San Jacinto garage located on San Jacinto, north of 24th Street. Visit the POB website for more information.

Mailing Address and Contact Information

Texas Advanced Computing Center
Research Office Complex 1.101
J.J. Pickle Research Campus, Building 196
10100 Burnet Road (R8700)
Austin, Texas 78758-4497
  • UT Austin Campus Mail Code: R8700
  • Main Phone: 512-475-9411
  • TACC Vislab: 512-232-4772
  • Fax: 512-475-9445
  • Director's Office, Arleen Umbay, Senior Administrative Associate: 512-471-2763

TACC Main Office Map

TACC Visualization Laboratory Map