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Requirements of Virtual DICE

To run Virtual DICE, your computer will need to have the right resources.

  • You will need a computer with an x86 processor architecture. If it has Intel or AMD CPUs it will probably be fine.
  • Mac users: a Mac with Intel processors would be ideal, but a Mac with Apple processors cannot run VirtualBox.
  • Virtual DICE will use about 22GB (teaching edition) or 14GB (basic edition) of disk space on your computer. This will increase as you make files of your own.
  • It will use 4GB of memory (or more if you increase its memory).
  • The computer should be secure and private to you, so that you can safely enter your DICE account details, in order to get access to your DICE home directory on AFS. Don't install Virtual DICE on a shared computer.
  • You will need VirtualBox. If your computer doesn't already have it, you can download it for free from ⇒ It's available for a variety of operating systems, and any of them should be able to run Virtual DICE, as long as your computer has the hardware mentioned on this page.
  • If your computer is a PC, look in its BIOS settings for Virtualization Support, and enable Virtualization Technology and VT For Direct I/O.
  • It will be an advantage to install one of our ⇒ VPN services on your computer.

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