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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.

Registration deadline is already March 18 – be there! Read the rest of this entry »

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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Results of the ZKI Top Trends Survey-2022

March 4th, 2022 | by
Woman in IT landscape

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Once again this year, the Strategy and Organisation Working Group of the Association of Centres for Communication and Information Processing conducted a survey on the most important topics and trends of IT institutions from research institutions and universities in Germany. 85 institutions participated in this year’s survey, providing exciting insights into promising IT topics that will shape the year 2022.

Are you wondering what the top trends and topics are and what you need to be prepared for in the IT world? Then you’ve come to the right place!

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Software Technology Fair in Aachen

February 25th, 2022 | by
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MATSE trainees at the project presentation (Source: IT Center)

MATSE show practical projects from dual study

For many years, the upcoming mathematical-technical software developers of the dual study program “Applied Mathematics and Computer Science” (MATSE) of the FH Aachen have presented their project work in an in-house fair at the IT Center. This year the presentation of the projects took place digitally on 22.02.2022. In the 3rd semester of their study, the dual trainees worked on practical projects in small groups in the module “Software Technology” of Prof. Bodo Kraft. The trade fair and the presentation of the projects form the conclusion of the module for the trainees. Read the rest of this entry »

Information event on the backup changeover

February 23rd, 2022 | by
Post-It note with Change

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Not only harmful attacks or external circumstances can lead to data loss, but also malfunctions or failures pose a great danger to business-relevant data. This makes it all the more important to back up data reliably and to be able to restore it quickly in the event of damage. Only in this way can operations be resumed as quickly as possible.

As of June 30, 2022, we at the IT Center and RWTH Aachen University now have a new common goal: the transition to our new platform, the backup software “Commvault Backup & Recovery“, which will replace the current IBM Spectrum Protect (formerly Tivoli Storage Manager, known as TSM)  at RWTH.

Already on December 09, 2021, the changeover in the area of backup was presented at the admin roundtable. In order to inform our administrators at RWTH early and extensively, a virtual information event on the backup changeover took place on February 11, 2022. All backup administrators and all participants in the regular admin round were invited. Read the rest of this entry »

#ITCenterEvents – Introduction to High-Performance Computing 2022

February 21st, 2022 | by

Be there and register for free! (Source: Pixabay)

This event provides basic information on High Performance Computing (HPC) at the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University for different target groups and needs. It is the basis for the follow-up event PPCES 2022.

It focuses on CLAIX-2018, the cluster installed at our center at the end of 2018 and extended in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

Our Opening Hours During Carnival

February 18th, 2022 | by
Red Clock

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This year, things may not be quite as turbulent as usual over carnival. Nevertheless, there is a change in our usual opening hours this year: On Rose Monday, February 28, 2022, the IT Center will be closed. Therefore, the IT Service Desk will not be available on this day. Appointments to submit certificate applications will also not be possible on this day. Read the rest of this entry »

Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 16th, 2022 | by
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Tomorrow, February 17, is Random Acts of Kindness Day will be celebrated in New Zealand and the USA. What is it all about? By making small gestures, people want to make their (every)day a little nicer for their fellow human beings. For example, by being especially friendly, holding the door open for someone or volunteering to help other people.

We take this day as an opportunity to tell you – our community – that it’s great that you’re here!

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New features in IT Center Help

February 14th, 2022 | by
Rating and sharing function FAQ

Rate & Share FAQ Posts (Source: IT Center Help)

Practical step-by-step instructions, useful quicklinks, helpful information or FAQ – our documentation portal IT Center Help provides you with answers to countless questions about the IT Center’s services for studying, teaching and research.

Since its launch in July 2020, we have continuously optimized our portal based on your feedback and adapted it to your needs. Today, we would like to introduce you to two new features in IT Center Help, which you can now put through their paces. Read the rest of this entry »