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NHR4CES – In a New Design

September 26th, 2022 | by
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Source: nhr4ces.de

 

In order to focus on the strengths of the collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and Darmstadt University of Technology and to put the goals of NHR4CES in the spotlight, a redesign of its website has been carried out over the last few months. We are very pleased to introduce you to this project and its website as well as the new features added in the process.

 

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Limited Availability of Identity Management

September 23rd, 2022 | by
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It is that time of year again: The semester change is just around the corner, and with it, another comprehensive maintenance of the central user administration of RWTH Aachen University – the Identity Management (IdM) – is taking place. This involves processing a large amount of changed data so that the system can continue to run smoothly in the upcoming winter semester of 2022/23.

For this reason, the system will have limited availability from Friday, September 30, 2022 from 4pm until Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 9am. Read the rest of this entry »

Project Delay Archive Migration

September 21st, 2022 | by
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The “Archive Migration” project, in which we are transferring archived data from the TSM inventory system to the new target systems DigitalArchive and Coscine, is developing more and more into a mammoth project. Despite extensive planning of the five sub-projects and comprehensive communication on the classification of the archived nodes, unforeseeable problems occurred and continue to occur in the technical implementation of the migration, which are now leading to a project delay. Read the rest of this entry »

Hello Herne! Further Education Days in the Ruhr Region

September 19th, 2022 | by
The picture shows a collage consisting of the seminar room of the training academy as well as the exterior and interior view of the academy.

Impressions from and of the Training Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (FAH).
Source: Own illustration

I was able to go on an educational trip to the Advanced Training Academy of the Ministry of the Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (FAH) in Herne recently as part of our internal advanced training concept. What my time was like during the two-day training on the topic of personnel marketing and employer branding, how important the topic is in times of labour shortage and what other exciting content I took away with me, I have recorded for you in this blog post.

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Welcome new MATSE trainees!

September 16th, 2022 | by

 

Welcoming of the new MATSE beginners in the lecture hall

Source: Own illustration

90 new trainees began their dual training as mathematical-technical software developers (MATSE) on September 1.

The welcoming ceremony followed on September 2 in the IT Center to welcome all the creative newcomers. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy Programmer’s Day!

September 14th, 2022 | by
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On September 13, 2022, the world celebrates the annual International Programmer’s Day. In this blog post, we’ll tell you what this holiday is all about, which country it originated in, and how programming works at RWTH Aachen University.

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Making Video Conferences more efficent- Tips for Presenters 4/4

September 12th, 2022 | by
Presenter stands in front of online video conference and speaks to participants

Presenter speaks in online meeting
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In our previous blogposts in the series “Efficient video conferencing” we have already reported on which tools you can use for a successful online meeting, how to plan and structure an online meeting correctly and which roles you should assign in a meeting with several participants.

Face-to-face meetings are becoming online meetings, physical training is becoming virtual training, and professional meetings are becoming digital. For many, the workday has changed, and even after the pandemic, some employees will take advantage of the opportunity to work from a home office.

We will give you a few tips on how you, as a facilitator, can guide participants through such online events. Read the rest of this entry »

New Year – New CLAIX Report

September 9th, 2022 | by
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The year 2021 is again characterized by progress in research.

High-performance computers such as the Cluster Aix-la-Chapelle (CLAIX) help to understand global issues and solve problems that challenge science. Find out which interesting projects were running on CLAIX in 2021 and which solutions were found for which problems in the CLAIX Annual Report 2021.

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Email Security – Why Are Redirections Bad?

September 7th, 2022 | by
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The third part of our series of articles on e-mail security deals with the identification protocol DKIM and the standard method for e-mail authentication DMARC.

In our first article and second article on the topic of e-mail security, we informed you about the origins of e-mail and the current statistics in mail traffic at RWTH. In addition, we explained what the SMTP protocol is and what problems it can cause.

 

 

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MUST
MPI Runtime Correctness Analysis

September 5th, 2022 | by
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Source: IT Center

High performance computing (HPC) is largely concerned with parallelizing programs, especially complex simulations such as models for weather forecasting or climate. To ensure that computations finish quickly, the work to be done is divided among different processes in parallel. Depending on the use case, the processes must exchange their intermediate results with other processes at program runtime.

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