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RWTHjupyter goes into regular operation

October 6th, 2021 | by
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Hip hip hurray! The time has come: RWTHjupyter will become an official service of the IT Center starting with the winter semester 2021/2022!

How this came about and what this means for you, you can read here.

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IT-SAD: The IT Security Awareness Days in the winter semester 2021!

October 4th, 2021 | by
IT Security Awareness Days 2021: nehme kostenlos und ohne Registrierung teil

Online and without any registration – the IT Security Awareness Days (Source: TU Braunschweig)

IT is all around us. We use it in our free time and at work, both at home and on the road. The possibilities it offers us are almost unlimited. But with these possibilities also comes great responsibility, as the use of IT is not always without risks. Cyberattacks are no longer isolated incidents and can affect anyone. With more attacks, there is a need for more IT security and a higher level of awareness. For this reason, several German universities are campaigning for greater awareness in this field.

In order to raise awareness, several German universities have now joined forces for the second time to organise the IT Security Awareness Days. During this online event series, a total of 24 lectures on the topic of information security will be held from 4 October to 12 November 2021. The following universities are actively involved: TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, Uni Hildesheim, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Uni Göttingen/GWDG, Uni Marburg, Uni Osnabrück, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, Uni Duisburg-Essen, Uni Köln. The series of events is open to the public. A registration is not required.

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HPC Consultation Hour – Our experts will answer your questions

October 1st, 2021 | by

Clock at 14:00The IT Center operates one of the fastest supercomputers in Germany. CLAIX is available to RWTH students in the context of teaching as well as to researchers from all German teaching and research institutions.

The IT Center’s High Performance Computing (HPC) group provides users with methodological support for the efficient use of CLAIX. In addition, the colleagues assist with serial and parallel programming, debugging, correctness analysis, runtime analysis and tunings.

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Onboarding – Digitally and with Heart

September 29th, 2021 | by
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Xuan Nguyen and Patrick Wawoczy in interview

On board in financial management

Patrick Wawoczy has been working in financial management at the IT Center since April 1 and Xuan Nguyen since May 1. In this interview, the two tell us how they experienced their first time at the IT Center, how their induction went and what it’s like to get to know their colleagues digitally. Read the rest of this entry »

Restricted opening hours of IT-ServiceDesk on October 1st 2021

September 28th, 2021 | by
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Due to an internal event, the opening hours of the IT-ServiceDesk will be restricted on Friday, October 1st 2021.

How you can reach us on this day:

  • By phone from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm: You can reach us easily and reliably by phone via the number +49 241/80-24680.
  • By e-mail: You can also contact us by e-mail at
  • Chat support is closed on this day.

On this day, longer waiting and processing times must be expected, as not all employees are available due to the in-house event.

We therefore ask for a little patience on the phone.

Thank you for your understanding. From Monday, October 4th 2021, we will be available again in full staff at our usual opening hours.


Responsible for the content of this article is Kerstin Kesper.

Bye, bye simpleArchive – Life is simple, but not easy… or is it?

September 27th, 2021 | by

Photo: Pixabay

On October 5, the time has come: We say goodbye to simpleArchive. What this service has made possible for us and how you can archive research data in the future, you can read in this blog post.

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Background knowledge on the research data storage

September 24th, 2021 | by
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Picture: Pixabay

We already reported on the commissioning of the new research data storage system at the beginning of the year. In this article, we take a closer look at the process level of the storage system.

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NHR4CES News – New project categories when applying for computing time

September 22nd, 2021 | by
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Source: IT Center.

Since November 2020, the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University is a National High Performance Computing Center (NHR). Together with seven other funded computing centers in the NHR network, we offer scientists from all over Germany the opportunity to use computing resources and expertise for high-performance computing. RWTH Aachen University and TU Darmstadt have joined thematically to form the “National High Performance Computing Center for Computational Engineering Sciences” (NHR4CES), and thus cooperate in the context of NHR.

For years, RWTH Aachen University, like TU Darmstadt, has successfully operated high-performance computers of national importance – so-called Tier 2 computers. Parts of both systems have since been open to academic researchers from all over Germany. In this way, HPC is promoted nationwide and further funding is ensured.

Because of the alliance is now changing the way computing resources are requested and granted.

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New Layout for the SelfService

September 20th, 2021 | by

After the PasswordReset got a new design on July 15, 2021, we are now working on a new look for the SelfService. The SelfService is a system that allows you to view and partially edit your personal data in the Identity Management.

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Follow-up report: That was this year’s ErstiEvent of our new MATSE2021

September 17th, 2021 | by

After the new MATSE trainees spent the first day of their dual training with their training employers, all 110 new trainees were welcomed by the MATSE training group on Sept. 2, 2021.



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