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IT Fairytale Hour – Part 2

September 25th, 2023 | by
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Today we continue with our series, “All about the myths in the world of IT”.
If you missed the first part of the myths, feel free to check out our last post.

“The full moon causes sleepless nights” – a myth we all know. Experts have long since proven that the moon does not have magical powers. The brightness releases less melatonin in the brain, which helps us fall asleep.
So it’s worth taking another close look at widespread half-truths.

In the world of IT, there are myths that we can get to the bottom of together.
Today, it’s all about IT security and what you should know about it.


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Changed Opening Hours on September 29, 2023

September 22nd, 2023 | by
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Due to an internal event, the IT Center will only be open for you during limited opening hours on Friday, September 29, 2023.

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targetDART: Advancing Dynamic Task Migration in High-Performance Computing

September 20th, 2023 | by

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In the fast-paced world of high-performance computing (HPC), researchers and scientists are constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance system performance and optimize resource utilization. One such endeavor is the targetDART project, a collaborative effort between the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich), the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), and several other academic, clinical, and industrial partners. With the aim of advancing dynamic task migration, targetDART is poised to push the boundaries of HPC capabilities.

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RWTHmoodle – Results of the User Survey 2023

September 18th, 2023 | by
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The RWTHmoodle user survey has become an integral part of the IT Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning Services/Learning Platform Management, and this year the users of RWTHmoodle were once again able to evaluate the system and the services related to the teaching and learning platform, e.g. the training and support offerings. The focus was primarily on the new version 4.1, which was introduced in March 2023.

A total of 36,167 people who actively used at least one learning space in the summer semester of 2023 were invited to take part in the survey in July. This means that not only students were addressed, but also all learning space managers, supervisors and other participants. 1,876 people took the opportunity to give their feedback and contribute to the long-term optimization of RWTHmoodle and its support services.

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Welcome, New MATSE Trainees!

September 15th, 2023 | by
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This year, we are pleased with the even three-figure MATSE growth! 103 prospective number crunchers have started their dual studies with integrated training as mathematical-technical software developers – MATSE for short.

The newcomers were welcomed at the MATSE beginners’ event on September 4 at the IT Center. The 6th of September also held exciting events in store for our first-year students.

To give you an impression, we have summarized the most important events in this blog post.


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EE-HPC – Open Source Solution Approaches for Monitoring and System Settings

September 13th, 2023 | by

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High-performance computing (HPC) is now one of the fundamental research methods in many scientific disciplines, for example in climate modeling, astrophysics and biology. In Germany, all computing centers consume about 3% of the national electricity. Therefore, even small energy savings in data centers lead to relevant CO2 savings.

Due to this, the funding guideline of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research “GreenHPC” pursues the goal of strengthening the innovative power in Germany as a business location by improving the energy efficiency in high-performance computing in research and also in commercial data centers.

The EE-HPC project is testing an approach to improve the energy efficiency of HPC systems through automatic, job-specific regulation of system parameters and settings.

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Ticket Tool Info – Part 3: Upcoming Upgrade

September 11th, 2023 | by
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In the first article of the Ticket Tool-Info series, we introduced you to the ticket tool and its functions. The second article was about the ticket portal and its advantages. In this third and final part of our Ticket Tool-Info series, we would like to tell you about the upcoming upgrade, which will take place from 12 September to 13 September 2023. We’ll also let you know about the service restrictions that will come with it.

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Welcome, Dear First Year Students!

September 8th, 2023 | by
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It’s starting again… The winter semester 2023 / 2024 is just around the corner. Then the lecture halls and cafeterias will once again be filled with countless students – at RWTH there are currently just over 47,000!

With the start of the winter semester, we will once again be welcoming many first-year students to RWTH. Since we know that there is a lot to do between enrollment and the first lecture, we have created a “Guide for New Students” for you. There you will learn step by step what you have to do to be able to use the IT services of the RWTH that are necessary for your studies.

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Hot Days at Home: Feel-Good Tips!

September 6th, 2023 | by
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As the sun shines brightly and temperatures rise, working from home during hot days can be both a blessing and a challenge. While we enjoy the flexibility of our home offices, the sweltering heat can sometimes make it difficult to stay focused and comfortable. But fear not! With a positive mindset and some creative ideas, we can turn these last hot days of the year into an opportunity to make our home offices into feel-good havens. Let’s explore how we can beat the heat and create a productive and enjoyable workspace.


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Ticket Tool Info – Part 2: Advantages of the Ticket-Portal

September 4th, 2023 | by
Ticket with info on the upcoming maintenance of the ticket tool from 12 to 13 September 2023

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The second part of our Ticket Tool-Info series of articles is about the Ticket-Portal and its advantages. After informing you about our ticket tool and its functions in the first article, we would like to take a closer look at our Ticket-Portal in this article, through which you can easily and simply send us all your inquiries, whether technical or not. From logging in to the user-friendly interface to tracking progress to the status of your ticket – the Ticket-Portal offers you everything you need.

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