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4 Years of Network Renewal
A Look Back From a Coordinator’s Point of View

May 25th, 2022 | by
A big switch with many colorful network cables

Switch after network renewal
Source: Own Illustration

Was it really four years ago that our boss announced with beaming eyes that the application for network renewal had been approved?
Expanding the data network and WLAN, and switching to a new telephone system – in all RWTH buildings. It sounded too fantastic…and yet it came true.

Over the next few days, we stood together again and again in small groups and thought about how we could manage such a huge project. And shortly after that, I was sitting in meetings with the coordinator’s cap on my head, because all of our processes and procedures had to be discussed and adjusted. A huge jolt went through the entire department “Networks”, because everyone wanted to take on this challenge and try to get involved so that we could accomplish this enormous task.

 

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ACI Conference at IT Center

May 23rd, 2022 | by

The ACI event on May 18, 2022 as the first face-to-face event in 2 years at the IT Center! (Source: IT Center)

Under the motto “SDN made in Aachen – ACI Datacenter”, the event management team of the IT Center and the Networks Department organized a workshop for data center operators in the university environment together with Cisco Systems GmbH and NTT Germany AG & Co. KG organized a workshop for data center operators in the university environment.

 

The focus of this workshop was the exchange of information about ACI, SDN and the current projects around the topic of data centers at RWTH Aachen University, but also the personal exchange and networking played a major role.

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New Annual Report of IT Center online

May 20th, 2022 | by
Cover sheet of the Annual Report 2020 2021

Source: Own illustration

+++ Please note: The annual report is only available in German! +++

Tatatataaaa: The time has come! The fourth edition of the IT Center Annual Report is online! This time it’s all about the events of 2020 and 2021, because the IT Center’s annual report always covers two years at once.

What you will find in it? Many insights into the activities and events at the IT Center.

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Renewed Certification of the Service & Communication Division

May 18th, 2022 | by
Lettering "quality wins"

Source: Pixabay.de

The IT Center wants to offer you the best possible support in all IT situations. The Service & Communication division, which provides 1st-level support, among other things, undergoes regular external audits to ensure that this is the case.

What happens? Read for yourself!

 

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Making Video Conferences more efficient – Tools for Online Meetings

May 4th, 2022 | by
Graphical representation of video conferences on different laptops

Source: Pixabay

For more than two years now, our (working) lives have been turned upside down and we have to face special challenges. Due to the pandemic, we are required to comply with distance rules, in addition to many other regulations. For many, this means switching to situational mobile home work or home offices. To still stay in touch with colleagues and keep meetings going, video conferencing tools are worth their weight in gold. Find out which tools for online meetings we use at the IT Center in this article.

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Reopening of the IT-ServiceDesk at SuperC and the Printing Service at Seffenter Weg 23

April 27th, 2022 | by

Soon back on site for you! The IT-ServiceDesk in SuperC and the printing service in Seffenter Weg 23 will open for personal contact. (Source: Freepik)

May 02, 2022 is the day: The IT Center’s IT-ServiceDesk takes a big step toward normality. Both the SuperC support location and the printing service will reopen for personal contact. While the opening is subject to the appropriate conditions and hygiene measures for your and our protection and to counter the spread of the Corona pandemic, it will finally be possible to print posters, posters and co. at the IT Center, Seffenter Weg 23, and pick them up in person again starting next Monday, May 02, 2022. Consultation at the IT-ServiceDesk in the SuperC will also resume. Please note tha we are also part of the RWTH initiative “We keep wearing masks”.

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Cable Tray Conversion – Turmstraße Construction Site

April 25th, 2022 | by
Aerial view of the bridge Turmstraße

Source: Peter Winandy

Starting May 2, 2022, the construction site for the major demolition and new construction of the Turmstraße bridge will begin and is expected to be completed in December 2023. The bridge has exhibited significant damage since 2013 and is continuously deteriorating. Due to a performance audit commissioned by the city of Aachen and an expert opinion, these damages cannot be rehabilitated. Therefore, the city of Aachen has decided to first demolish the bridge and then rebuild it. Further information about the construction site are available on the official website of the city of Aachen. Read the rest of this entry »

The IT Center Picture Puzzle: Finance, Personnel & Organisational Support Department

April 6th, 2022 | by
Interview with FPO Department

Source: Own illustration

#MeetMeMittwoch: Recently, we started our series “The IT Center Picture Puzzle” and you were asked to form a word from four pictures that stand for a department of the IT Center.

The word we were looking for, “administration”, has already been uncovered, but you can read and discover about the corresponding interview, the introduction to the Finance, Personnel & Organisational Support (FPO) department as well as exciting insights from the head of department Sarina Franzen and the deputy head of department Axel Taraschewski in this blog post! 🙂

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#ITCenterEvents Parallel Programming in Computational Engineering and Science 2022

March 14th, 2022 | by

Join our PPCES this year! (Source: IT Center)

The PPCES 2022 is about to start!

Again this year, the one-week (March 21-25, 2022) HPC seminar will take place at the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University to train you on the latest developments around parallel programming on the RWTH high performance computer.

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The IT Center picture puzzle: Solution of the 1st puzzle!

March 11th, 2022 | by

Well? Did you guess the word “administration”? If yes – then congratulations, the puzzle was quite tricky!

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