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Welcome to DICE Labs ...

DICE Labs was a selection of non-production services made available for use on a non-supported basis. More details are available in the original proposal and the notes for service managers. Almost all the services which were here are now either properly supported Informatics services or have been dropped. To find out more about computing services in the School of Informatics see

The Services

The following services are currently available. Clicking on the service name will take you to that service, clicking on its description will provide more details where available...


Service Description Owner
 Jabber Jabber/ XMPP Instant Messaging and conferencing Services Unit

The Small Print


If you're thinking of using one of these services, please do so bearing in mind the following two principles:

Be considerate
These are not production services, and support for them will not be available through normal channels. They're being maintained by the owners in either their limited spare or personal development time. Please bear this in mind when making requests, and remember that a service that proves too much trouble may simply be discontinued. 
Be aware
Different DICE Labs systems will have different levels of integration and backups. Please consider what the service provider says about the service, particularly before investing your data in it. In particular, consider what they say about their exit strategy. Make informed decisions  




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