What is ALICE?

From ALICE Documentation

What is ALICE?

ALICE is a collection of computers with Intel CPUs, running a Linux operating system, shaped like pizza boxes and stored above and next to each other in racks, interconnected with copper and fibre cables. Their number-crunching power is (presently) measured in tens of trillions of floating-point operations (teraflops).

ALICE relies on parallel-processing technology to offer LU and LUMC researchers an extremely fast solution for all their data processing needs.

ALICE is a shared resource system which means that it is used by multiple users at the same time. It utilizes a state-of-the-art management system to make sure that each user can get the best out of ALICE. Naturally, there are limits to ensure that all users have a fair-share of the available resources. However, a great deal of responsibility lies also with you as a user to make sure that resources are available for everyone.

Here is a summary of what ALICE currently looks like: Overview of the cluster