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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

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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
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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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“Help, I’ve deleted the internet!”

July 3rd, 2024 | by
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Do you know any such experts who have deleted the Internet from their PC? How did they come to think that in the first place? It often happened by mistake that you deleted the icon of the browser you were using (often Internet Explorer in the past) – and thus the usual way of opening “the Internet”. But is it even possible to delete the internet? In this blog post, we want to get to the bottom of this myth.

 

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Women in IT: Challenges and Successes

July 1st, 2024 | by
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Welcome to the first edition of our new blog series “Women in the IT industry”!

In this series, we will be looking at the many challenges, successes and experiences of women in the IT industry. We will highlight the key issues affecting women in IT, from overcoming prejudice and promoting equality and diversity to the biggest successes and stand-out achievements. These topics are particularly relevant for women in this dynamic and forward-thinking field.

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Torrential Rain, Party Atmosphere and Pure Fun – A Review of the Wet IT Center Summer Party 2024

June 28th, 2024 | by
Group photo of the IT Center employees at the summer party

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On June 21, 2024, the annual IT Center summer party took place despite adverse weather conditions. The day was characterized by uninterrupted rain, which, however, could not dampen the party mood of the employees or the atmosphere of the event.

 

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Review: The ACI User Group Conference at the IT Center

June 26th, 2024 | by
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On June 19 and 20, 2024, the IT Center at RWTH Aachen University hosted the ACI User Group Conference. Colleagues from Cisco and other partners from science and industry were also present. IT Center colleagues Benedikt Paffen and Philipp Tomazin moderated the conference and were available to answer questions.

In the spirit of network automation, presentations were given on various topics and lively discussions and feedback sessions were held. We present a review of the event in the following blog post.

 

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IT Center Satisfaction Survey 2023 – The Results are In!

June 19th, 2024 | by
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In October and November 2023, we conducted our annual IT Center Satisfaction Survey, in which all members of the RWTH Aachen University were able to rate the services and support offered by the IT Center.

In the survey, we also asked for your suggestions for improvements.

What are the results?

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ZKI “Training” Working Group in Wolfenbüttel

June 14th, 2024 | by
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The ZKI working group “Training” has invited to a joint meeting in Wolfenbüttel from May 14 to 16, 2024. As trainers in the Service and Communication department at the IT Center, we were of course there to exchange ideas with 10 other universities from all over Germany.

We dealt with the following questions, among others:

“How does training work at other universities? What is the recruitment and induction process like? What do modern job interviews look like for us?

 

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The Importance of Open Source Software

June 12th, 2024 | by
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Open source software (OSS) has become a cornerstone of modern IT and plays a crucial role in the development of technology and software. Open source code enables innovation, flexibility and cost efficiency.

But what exactly is open source software and why is it so important?

 

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