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Kategorie: ‘Events, Anniversarys & Success’

IT Center goes “Any Way the Wind Blows”

June 17th, 2022 | by
Stage 5 in the garden of the re:publica

Stage 5 in the garden of the re:publica
Source: Own illustration

They had to wait a long time, but now it happened:

Originally planned for 2020, our IT Centre employees Nicole Kaminski and Tanja Wittpoth-Richter were allowed to travel to Berlin in June 2022 to the “Festival for the Digital Society”, the re:publica, and enjoy a colourful programme. What the two experienced, they captured for us.

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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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Kick-Off: Federated Identity

April 29th, 2022 | by
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Source: Own illustration

On February 17, 2022, the consortium of the DH.NRW project Federated Identity ( conducted the virtual, state-wide kick-off. The aim of the kick-off was to communicate the project goal and at the same time to arouse interest. Participants included experts from the field of identity management as well as interested colleagues from universities in NRW and other related institutions, such as participants from and DH.NRW.

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IT-SAD: IT-Security Awareness Days 2022

April 22nd, 2022 | by

From the 2nd to the 19th of May 2022, the IT Security Awareness Days will take place for the third time. During these three weeks, a total of 17 online lectures will be held on the topic of IT security (only conducted in the German language). The lectures will be organised by various universities.

So far, the TU Braunschweig, TU Dresden, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Uni Göttingen/GWDG, Uni Osnabrück, Uni Duisburg-Essen and the Uni Köln are actively involved. Read the rest of this entry »

#RWTHWelcomeWeek – On Board: The IT Center!

April 8th, 2022 | by
Screenshot of the Presentation "Making Use of IT Services"

Source: Own Illustration

New semester, new students! Also this year, the International Office of RWTH Aachen University organized events to welcome the new international students. To prepare them for student life and procedures at RWTH Aachen University, there were many lectures and a variety of supporting programs. The IT Center was also there: we provided information about basic IT services and explained how to use them.

The IT Center at the RWTH Welcome Week

Within the Welcome Week for the summer semester 2022, our employee Linda Jörres had the pleasure to give a lecture entitled “Making use of IT Services”. About 130 participants dialed into the video conference on the morning of March 30, 2022 to learn more about IT services and how to use them.

The very next day, the next item on the agenda for the IT Center was scheduled: Participating in the Freshers’ Fair! This is the information market where students could inform themselves about the different institutions and facilities at RWTH Aachen University, this time even in presence in front of the SuperC. For the IT Center, our employees Dunja Gath and Linda Jörres were on site to answer questions.

Despite the rainy and cold weather, the mood among the new international students was excellent! Many happy faces were welcomed.

We were very happy to be part of the Welcome Week again and would like to take this opportunity to thank the organizing team!

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Facelift 2022 – The IT Center Blog Relaunch

April 4th, 2022 | by
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Announcement for our blog relaunch, Source: Own illustration

NOW ONLINE! Since 2015, we have been providing you with useful information about our IT services for your studies or your work at RWTH Aachen University on our blog. With fun & facts on various topics, we lighten up your everyday life at university. After seven years, a relaunch was due and our beloved blog got a facelift. What changes can you see?

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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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Award received – SPEC Contributor Award

March 7th, 2022 | by
Image of the red award.

SPEC Contributor Award of Sandra Wienke.
Source: IT Center (*)

The SPEC activities of the RWTH

In October 2021, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) released the new SPEChpc™ 2021 (application-oriented) benchmark suites. SPEC was formed in 1988 to establish industry standards for measuring computer performance. Since then, SPEC has become the largest and most influential benchmark consortium in the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Software Technology Fair in Aachen

February 25th, 2022 | by
People in a video conference smile at the camera

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
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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 »