HPC2N - Resources - (retired) Hardware: Alice
Alice was an SGI Onyx2 with Infinite Reality graphics. The acquisition in 1997 was made possible through a generous donation from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. For a long time, Alice was the main computing facility for scientific visualization and VR applications, but due to the shared memory design, also used for some computational purposes.
With its two large 24" monitors located in Wonderland and with most of the VR equipment connected to Alice, she was part of almost every visualization and VR project at HPC2N.
Alice was also connected to Knut, the 68 nodes IBM SP, via a HiPPi channel, for applications that were both visualization and compute intense.
If you have any questions about Alice please send a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org