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Backup-Changeover 2022 – Our Support Offer

November 25th, 2022 | by
Teenager with smartphone with writing backup

Take advantage of the backup talk day and get started with Commvault’s backup software solution! (Source: freepik)

backup-changeover 2022 is what is described as a Major Change in change management. In context Datensicherung.nrw, we are moving to Commvault’s backup software solution at RWTH and many universities in NRW. For many users, this far-reaching change also means that they are not only getting involved with a new software solution, but with many other changes. At RWTH Aachen University, which provides the service as a service provider center for a number of universities, a complex but highly available new platform for the backup infrastructure has been set up over the past few months. In addition to the technical innovations, we have also initiated a completely new support offering: Backup Consulting Day

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TSM Backup “Read Only”

November 18th, 2022 | by
Cup with text

No backup? No mercy! (Source: IT Center)

Attention!

As part of the backup transition 2022, a new platform for data backup and recovery has been built at RWTH Aachen University in the last months. Together with the manufacturers Hitachi Vantara and Commvault, the backup team of the IT Center has set up a new backup infrastructure, which in the future will not only provide the RWTH, but also other universities in NRW with the Datensicherung.nrw service.

In this context, we are gradually saying goodbye to the previous backup solution, the “TSM backup”.

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NHR4CES – In a New Design

September 26th, 2022 | by
Visualization Network

Source: nhr4ces.de

 

In order to focus on the strengths of the collaboration between RWTH Aachen University and Darmstadt University of Technology and to put the goals of NHR4CES in the spotlight, a redesign of its website has been carried out over the last few months. We are very pleased to introduce you to this project and its website as well as the new features added in the process.

 

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MUST
MPI Runtime Correctness Analysis

September 5th, 2022 | by
logo MUST

Source: IT Center

High performance computing (HPC) is largely concerned with parallelizing programs, especially complex simulations such as models for weather forecasting or climate. To ensure that computations finish quickly, the work to be done is divided among different processes in parallel. Depending on the use case, the processes must exchange their intermediate results with other processes at program runtime.

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RWTHcontacts – Now Online!

August 24th, 2022 | by
Screenshot of the Website RWTHcontacts

Source: Own Illustration

With RWTHcontacts, you get insight into the new organization directory at RWTH Aachen University. To support digitalized processes and in everyday work, we often need information about which employees work at RWTH, where exactly they work and, most importantly, how to reach them.

An organization directory helps us to get this information. It is an information system that contains important data about the mapped institutions. In addition to the master data record, this also includes contacts and addresses. Read the rest of this entry »

IT Center Steering Group

July 20th, 2022 | by
Colleagues giving a fist bump

Source: Freepik

As a central institution and service provider in the field of information technology, the IT Center at RWTH Aachen University has an important role in the university’s overall strategy. Thus, among other things, the IT Center plays a leading role in the formulation and implementation of RWTH’s IT strategy and supports the university by providing target group-oriented (IT) services.

The future-oriented design of the core processes of the RWTH through innovative IT in close cooperation with partners and users in teaching, research and administration is the goal of the IT Center.

In order to advise the management of the IT Center in fundamental matters, the RWTH rectorate appoints a so-called steering group. Read the rest of this entry »

International Exchange @ Politecnico di Milano

June 10th, 2022 | by
Our colleague Martin Pieters at the Politecnico di Milano

Martin Pieters at the Politecnico di Milano
Source: Own illustration

“If someone goes on a journey, he can tell a story” – at least that’s how the poet Matthias Claudius wrote it back then.

Our colleague Martin Pieters can certainly confirm this today. He was recently allowed to take part in a business trip to Milan as part of a further training programme. There, the participants were able to exchange ideas with colleagues from the University Politecnico di Milano.

He wrote down for us exactly what he experienced there.

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4 Years of Network Renewal
A Look Back From a Coordinator’s Point of View

May 25th, 2022 | by
A big switch with many colorful network cables

Switch after network renewal
Source: Own Illustration

Was it really four years ago that our boss announced with beaming eyes that the application for network renewal had been approved?
Expanding the data network and WLAN, and switching to a new telephone system – in all RWTH buildings. It sounded too fantastic…and yet it came true.

Over the next few days, we stood together again and again in small groups and thought about how we could manage such a huge project. And shortly after that, I was sitting in meetings with the coordinator’s cap on my head, because all of our processes and procedures had to be discussed and adjusted. A huge jolt went through the entire department “Networks”, because everyone wanted to take on this challenge and try to get involved so that we could accomplish this enormous task.

 

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Kick-Off: Federated Identity Management.nrw

April 29th, 2022 | by
Laptop with website of IDM.nrw

Source: Own illustration

On February 17, 2022, the consortium of the DH.NRW project Federated Identity Management.nrw (IDM.nrw) 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 KDU.nrw and DH.NRW.

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The Archive Migration – What has Happened so far…

April 13th, 2022 | by
Typewriter with paper "Update

Source: Pixabay

The archive migration is an important step in the transition of long-term data storage at RWTH Aachen University. Whereas research data can be archived on the Coscine integration platform, the DigitalArchive provides long-term storage for data without a research context.

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