You are here

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 Appleton Tower teaching labs. Many staff and research postgraduates also choose to have a DICE desktop.

You will need a DICE account to login to a DICE desktop or use any of the DICE services.

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.

What is Linux?

To find out more about Linux and DICE, see our Linux page.

Last reviewed: 

System Status

Home dirs (AFS)
Other services
University services
Scheduled downtime

Choose a topic