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Kategorie: ‘Projects & Cooperations’

News from POP – Performance Optimisation and Productivity

November 19th, 2021 | by

logos POP and HydrotexThe POP Service for SMEs in Aachen

In a separate article we have already introduced the POP service to you. In summary, the IT Center offers industrial and academic users free performance analyses and optimizations for their software within the framework of the POP service.

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NHR4CES News – New project categories when applying for computing time

September 22nd, 2021 | by
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Source: IT Center.

Since November 2020, the IT Center of RWTH Aachen University is a National High Performance Computing Center (NHR). Together with seven other funded computing centers in the NHR network, we offer scientists from all over Germany the opportunity to use computing resources and expertise for high-performance computing. RWTH Aachen University and TU Darmstadt have joined thematically to form the “National High Performance Computing Center for Computational Engineering Sciences” (NHR4CES), and thus cooperate in the context of NHR.

For years, RWTH Aachen University, like TU Darmstadt, has successfully operated high-performance computers of national importance – so-called Tier 2 computers. Parts of both systems have since been open to academic researchers from all over Germany. In this way, HPC is promoted nationwide and further funding is ensured.

Because of the alliance is now changing the way computing resources are requested and granted.

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A high-performance alliance
Association for National High Performance Computing founded

September 10th, 2021 | by
Eight men smile at the camera

The representatives of the founding members (from left to right): Dr. Thorsten Reimann, Prof. Gerhard Wellein, Prof. Wolfgang Nagel, Prof. Ramin Yahyapour, Prof. Christof Schütte, Prof. Martin Frank, Prof. Christian Plessl, Prof. Matthias S. Müller

On August 23, 2021, eight computing centers of universities or university alliances came together and founded the Association for National High Performance Computing – NHR-Verein e. V..

The association ensures coordination among each other and the supra-regional, sustainable and resource-efficient use of computing capacity and expertise. The foundation of the association focuses on the achievement of essential goals in National High Performance Computing (NHR).

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The CLAIX Annual Report for 2020 is online!

August 27th, 2021 | by
Annual review

Annual review

The CLAIX annual report for 2020 has been published. Which projects were mastered and computed with the help of the computing cluster despite difficult global times are reflected in the detailed CLAIX Annual Report. The HPC office of the IT Center invites you to read it. Read the rest of this entry »

The GitLab Project LifeCycle goes into the second round

August 16th, 2021 | by
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GitLab is used at RWTH Aachen University with pleasure and actively. However, after projects have been processed, a lot of data often accumulates that is no longer used. To prevent a mountain of data waste from piling up in GitLab, a Project LifeCycle for RWTH was designed and introduced at the IT Center. In March 2021, it went live.

In the first few weeks, we received a number of suggestions and requests for adjustments to the process from users. So that these could be examined in detail by the responsible department, the GitLab Project LifeCycle was paused for the time being.

The review and revision phase has now been completed. In this article, we present the adjustments made with the help of the feedback.

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Project Lecture Hall 4.0
Optimal teaching and learning experiences in the lecture halls

August 13th, 2021 | by
Lecture hall with technology

Photo: Martin Braun

The “Lecture Hall 4.0” project began in July 2019. The aim is to create technically modern equipment for lecture halls in a uniform manner, both in terms of equipment and operation. A support and maintenance concept is to be established as well. This will ensure that lecturers can be provided with support when working in the lecture hall.

For the winter semester 2020/2021, lecture halls at RWTH were equipped with new modern lecture hall PCs for media support for classes. The project focuses on optimizing the equipment inventory and the use of media technology. Read the rest of this entry »

The 1st RWTHjupyter Community Meeting

August 11th, 2021 | by
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Photo: Pixabay

The first RWTHjupyter community meeting took place on July 23, 2021 – establishing the foundation for the exchange between users, developers and operators of this interactive computing platform. The advantage promised by the community is to promote the service together in the interplay of interests and to organize the exchange between the people involved.
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Founding of an association: Moodle an Hochschulen

August 2nd, 2021 | by
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The Virtual Founding Meeting

On July 22, 2021, the non-profit association “Moodle an Hochschulen” was founded during a video conference between 29 universities. With this foundation, a representation of interests for the digital education platform Moodle was created. Read the rest of this entry »

NFDI Consortia Funding – Who is actually NFDI-MatWerk?

July 27th, 2021 | by
Cover Image MatWerk

Picture: NFDI-MatWerk

In our last article Eight NFDI consortia with RWTH participation are funded by the DFG! we reported on the funding decision of the Joint Science Conference (GWK) within the framework of the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI).  As one of ten consortia – eight of them with RWTH participation – NFDI-MatWerk now receives a five-year grant for the infrastructure development of a common materials research data space. In our new blog post, we introduce you to the initiative. Read the rest of this entry »

FAIR Data Spaces – Establishing a shared cloud-based data space for business and science

June 23rd, 2021 | by

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Together with the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) e.V., Atos Information Technology GmbH and with various NFDI consortia, the cloud-based data space “FAIR Data Space” for business and science is being created and built.

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