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Adieu CAS CAMPUS Web-Phonebook

August 25th, 2023 | by
CAS CAMPUS Writing plug is getting pulled

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The old CAS Campus directory will be shut down on August 31, 2023. For many years it served RWTH Aachen University and the RWTH University Hospital as a web phone book. Until the introduction of RWTHonline, CAS CAMPUS was not just a web phonebook at the time, but a fully comprehensive CAMPUS management system for teaching at RWTH.

On the blog, we have provided comprehensive coverage of the project to replace CAS CAMPUS with its follow-up, RWTHcontacts, and have been keeping you up to date.

Since June 28, 2023, the web phone book of CAS CAMPUS is only available for reading and has been replaced by the new directory RWTHcontacts for the RWTH and UKAcontacts for the University Hospital. Read the rest of this entry »

IT Center on the road – we are in Dublin for you!

July 24th, 2023 | by
Zeitschrift von Dublin auf einem Tisch mit IT Center Tasse und Kugelschreiber

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From June 21 to 23, 2023 the “Customer Advisory Council”, short CAC, of the company Dell took place in Dublin, Ireland. In order to support this event as a Dell customer with questions, suggestions and ideas for better cooperation, Peter Watzlawik traveled there on behalf of the IT Center and the “Service and Communication” group, which takes care of client tenders. In the following article, we will give you some exciting insights into the meeting.

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The New IT Center Key Visual

July 14th, 2023 | by
IT Center Key VisualI and T consisting of orange cubes. The I shows a friendly face. The T shows a surface like a circuit board

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The IT Center has a new key visual. The key visual, which we developed for marketing purposes, will be seen in many places in the future, in addition to the IT Center logo.

Whether on merchandise, the web or on print products – the key visual is versatile. In addition to the common logo, the key visual allows a clear identification of the IT Center in the RWTH Aachen University logo system.

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RWTHcontacts – The New and Leading Directory

June 28th, 2023 | by


Sign "New RWTHcontacts"

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RWTHcontacts has replaced CAS CAMPUS and is the new leading Directory of Organizations and People at RWTH Aachen University.

RWTHcontacts presents the information of the Directory of Organizations and People furthermore makes it accessible worldwide. In the Directory of Organizations, organization administrators can maintain the functional addresses and contacts.

In the Directory of  People at RWTH, organization administrators can maintain the official addresses and contact data of the people at their organization. In addition, it’s possible to create objects (e.g. rooms) and structure their common display using headings. The corresponding functionality of CAS Campus has thus been replaced. Read the rest of this entry »

Archive Migration – Project Completion

June 23rd, 2023 | by
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“It is done.” These are the words we can now say about the “Archive Migration” project. After more than two and a half years, the last data from the legacy system was migrated to the digital archive or Coscine last week. Now, with the completion of the project, we can review the time and evaluate the progress.

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H2M – More Control and Efficiency in Systems with Heterogeneous Memory

June 19th, 2023 | by
H2M saver and disk components

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In the DFG-funded project “Heuristics for Heterogeneous Memory” (H2M), RWTH Aachen University and the French project partner Inria are jointly developing support for new memory technologies such as High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) and Non-Volatile Memory (NVM). These technologies are increasingly used as additional memory in HPC systems alongside the common Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM). HBM offers higher bandwidth than classic DRAM but is also much smaller. NVM provides larger capacities but is slower compared to DRAM. The different characteristics and capacity limits thus raise the question of how systems with heterogeneous memory can be used efficiently and in which memory data should be stored.

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Imagine Tomorrow: NHR4CES at ISC 2023

June 5th, 2023 | by
Logo of ISC

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It’s been a pleasure being at ISC High Performance 2023 in Hamburg, Germany! This year, we and the other seven NHR centers were part of the NHR Alliance booth. The NHR Alliance was one of 158 exhibitors, with 147 exhibiting onsite. 3.015 participants attended this year’s ISC, setting a new post-pandemic record. ISC 2024 will be held May 12-17 in Hamburg, Germany.

In addition to the booth, we contributed tutorials, paper presentations and our so-called Sofa Talks. We established the Sofa Talks at ISC last year and continued these talks this year. We invited guests to discuss relevant topics with them in a relaxed, personal atmosphere in our Sofa Corner.

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June 2nd, 2023 | by
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There is news! We have informed you before about the developments in the project.

Now, a total of three events have taken place. What is it all about? Find out more in the blog post!

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ADAM – Active Directory Campaign

May 15th, 2023 | by

The “Managed Service Active Directory” service has been officially discontinued by the end of 2023.

Red index card with a folder logo

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There were several reasons for discontinuing this managed service. Among other things, the additional costs for the users, the high administrative maintenance effort and the insufficient scalability contributed to this decision.

Howevery, the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University already offers its facilities a far more advantageous alternative: the Active Directory for Workplace Management (ADAM for short).
After a three year project and pilot phase, during which the web interface and a security concept were designed, the managed service has now been introduced.

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MATSE Trainee Wins 2nd Place at GermEval Contest

May 12th, 2023 | by
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Trainees bring a breath of fresh air to companies and often surprise with remarkable achievements. A notable example is Patrick Gustav Blaneck, a former MATSE trainee at the IT Center, who won the second place at the GermEval 2022 contest.

We as an employer think that it’s important to recognize and highlight the achievements of our employees. For that reason, we spoke with Patrick about his work, the experience he gained along the way, and his plans for the future.


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