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Archer: Error Detection for HPC

July 12th, 2024 | by

The world of high-performance computing is developing rapidly and computing capacities are reaching new heights. In this context, tools for error detection and correction are essential to ensure the reliability of applications. One such tool is Archer, which was specially developed to detect data races in OpenMP programmes.


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Exam Scan – Digital Inspection

July 8th, 2024 | by
Moodle Monday

Source: Own Illustration

Digital inspections offer a number of advantages: They save resources by reducing the use of staff, students can participate remotely and receive a copy of the exam without additional effort, which they are allowed to request in accordance with the Higher Education Act in NRW.

In order to be able to use these advantages for paper pencil exams, the IT Center, CLS and the Chair of Controlling at RWTH Aachen University have developed Exam Scan, a Moodle plugin that prepares such exams for digital viewing.

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ZKI – From Project to Working Group

July 5th, 2024 | by
Surreal photo: Finger click on cloud in the sky

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As a partner, the IT Center actively supports the design of digitalisation processes at RWTH Aachen University. This also includes the use of cloud services and the correspondingly increasing needs of teaching staff, researchers and students at RWTH Aachen University. The flexibility and scalability of cloud services can be a means of meeting the ever more rapidly changing IT requirements of users.


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Access to the IT-ServiceDesk Blocked

June 21st, 2024 | by

Since July 11, 2024, the construction work has been completed and access to the IT-ServiceDesk is once again possible as usual via the upper entrance!

Street sign with the inscription "detour"


Temporary Construction Work at Seffenter Weg 23

From Friday, June 21, 2024, the upper entrance to the IT Center service building at Seffenter Weg 23 and thus also the entrance to the IT-ServiceDesk will be closed for approximately 14 days due to paving work. This means that the entrance to the IT-ServiceDesk cannot be used either.

During this time, the parking lot will be closed to cars and bicycles. The disabled parking space will be relocated to the parking lot to the right of the main entrance to the IT Center (Seffenter Weg 23 / corner of Kopernikusstraße).

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RWTHmoodle Usage Survey 2024

June 17th, 2024 | by
RWTHmoodle Logo

Source: Own Illustration

Take part and make a difference!
It’s that time again: The annual RWTHmoodle usage survey starts today on June 17, 2024 and runs until July 7, 2024. You have used RWTHmoodle and were authorized in at least one learning room in the summer semester 2023? Then you now have the opportunity to share your experiences with the system and give us valuable feedback. Together we can further improve RWTHmoodle and adapt the support services accordingly.

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HPC: Shutdown of the Windows Front End

June 7th, 2024 | by
vectors shopping with supercomputer in background

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The IT Center has been operating one of the fastest high-performance computers in Germany for years. The current high-performance computer CLAIX-2023 was recently put into operation with state-of-the-art technology such as Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids processors and NVIDIA H100 accelerators. This enables the execution of a wide range of applications from engineering to artificial intelligence and machine learning.


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Changed Opening Hours

June 5th, 2024 | by
Two Hands holding a red clock to the sky

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Due to internal events, the IT-ServiceDesk will only be available to you during limited opening hours on June 14 and June 21, 2024.

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RWTHmoodle – From Version 4.1 to 4.3

May 24th, 2024 | by
RWTHmodle Update

Source: Own Illustration

On May 23, 2024, RWTHmoodle was updated from version 4.1 to Moodle 4.3. The update includes numerous improvements and adjustments based on feedback from the user surveys, among other things. In this blog post, we would like to inform you about the most important new features.


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Innovative Learning: MoodleCafé begins

May 22nd, 2024 | by
RWTHmoodle Cafe

Source: Own Illustration

This semester, the Center for Teaching and Learning Services (CLS) is offering the new digital exchange format “MoodleCafé” for the first time via Zoom, which focuses on a selected Moodle topic with best practice examples from RWTH teaching practice. This semester’s topics include the Moodle activities “StudentQuiz” and “Peer Review“.

The first MoodleCafé will take place on June 12 from 2pm to 3 pm and will focus on the collaborative StudentQuiz. This offers numerous didactic advantages by enabling students to create, answer and evaluate quiz questions together, while at the same time integrating gamification elements to increase motivation. Read the rest of this entry »

HPC Landing Page: High Performance Computing

May 15th, 2024 | by

High Performance Computing (HPC) at RWTH Aachen University acts as a central building block to support the simulation sciences by enabling the development of scalable algorithms and software. Of central importance for innovation in business and society, RWTH High Performance Computing offers various services and research opportunities based on a first-class infrastructure. This means that HPC applications can be executed efficiently and in a scalable manner and large amounts of data can be processed securely and quickly.

Implementation is supported by projects such as JARA, HPC.NRW and, in particular, the National High Performance Computing Center for Computational Engineering Science (NHR4CES). You can read more under the category HPCnews on our blog.


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