The DICE is a multi-protocol Web server that can accept IRC clients, OpenNap clients, and Web browsers. In addition to the standard Web server functions, the DICE as an IRC server can host realtime text chat channels that are simultaneously accessible from all of supported clients including Web browsers. The framework of the DICE is exclusively designed for Windows.
It is fully multi-threaded and asynchronous to exploit the performance of modern multicore processors. Realworld tests show it can host thousands of concurrent connections on a standard PC. The DICE runs as a Windows Service application in the background. Administration tasks can be remotely executed via its Web user interface accessible by a Web browser. Version 0.9.1.1 implemented IP-address-range whitelist for login to the DICE User Control Panel, added a non-volatile storage for the WAN IP address in the XML store for a report to a dynamic DNS service.