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What is DICE?
DICE stands for Distributed Informatics Computing Environment.
The term DICE encompasses all those computing services developed, maintained and supported by the School's computing staff.
The term DICE desktop is used to refer to the Linux desktop PCs managed by the School. These can be found in the public spaces and meeting rooms of the Informatics Forum and in the Forrest Hill teaching labs. Many staff and research postgraduates also choose to have a DICE desktop.
The term DICE wire is used to refer to the network subnet that DICE desktops in the Forum are connected to.
A number of papers have been published about various aspects of DICE.