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IT Fairytale Hour – Part 2

September 25th, 2023 | by
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Today we continue with our series, “All about the myths in the world of IT”.
If you missed the first part of the myths, feel free to check out our last post.

“The full moon causes sleepless nights” – a myth we all know. Experts have long since proven that the moon does not have magical powers. The brightness releases less melatonin in the brain, which helps us fall asleep.
So it’s worth taking another close look at widespread half-truths.

In the world of IT, there are myths that we can get to the bottom of together.
Today, it’s all about IT security and what you should know about it.


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Changed Opening Hours on September 29, 2023

September 22nd, 2023 | by
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Due to an internal event, the IT Center will only be open for you during limited opening hours on Friday, September 29, 2023.

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targetDART: Advancing Dynamic Task Migration in High-Performance Computing

September 20th, 2023 | by

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In the fast-paced world of high-performance computing (HPC), researchers and scientists are constantly seeking innovative solutions to enhance system performance and optimize resource utilization. One such endeavor is the targetDART project, a collaborative effort between the Technical University of Munich (TU Munich), the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), and several other academic, clinical, and industrial partners. With the aim of advancing dynamic task migration, targetDART is poised to push the boundaries of HPC capabilities.

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RWTHmoodle – Results of the User Survey 2023

September 18th, 2023 | by
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The RWTHmoodle user survey has become an integral part of the IT Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning Services/Learning Platform Management, and this year the users of RWTHmoodle were once again able to evaluate the system and the services related to the teaching and learning platform, e.g. the training and support offerings. The focus was primarily on the new version 4.1, which was introduced in March 2023.

A total of 36,167 people who actively used at least one learning space in the summer semester of 2023 were invited to take part in the survey in July. This means that not only students were addressed, but also all learning space managers, supervisors and other participants. 1,876 people took the opportunity to give their feedback and contribute to the long-term optimization of RWTHmoodle and its support services.

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EE-HPC – Open Source Solution Approaches for Monitoring and System Settings

September 13th, 2023 | by

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High-performance computing (HPC) is now one of the fundamental research methods in many scientific disciplines, for example in climate modeling, astrophysics and biology. In Germany, all computing centers consume about 3% of the national electricity. Therefore, even small energy savings in data centers lead to relevant CO2 savings.

Due to this, the funding guideline of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research “GreenHPC” pursues the goal of strengthening the innovative power in Germany as a business location by improving the energy efficiency in high-performance computing in research and also in commercial data centers.

The EE-HPC project is testing an approach to improve the energy efficiency of HPC systems through automatic, job-specific regulation of system parameters and settings.

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Ticket Tool Info – Part 3: Upcoming Upgrade

September 11th, 2023 | by
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In the first article of the Ticket Tool-Info series, we introduced you to the ticket tool and its functions. The second article was about the ticket portal and its advantages. In this third and final part of our Ticket Tool-Info series, we would like to tell you about the upcoming upgrade, which will take place from 12 September to 13 September 2023. We’ll also let you know about the service restrictions that will come with it.

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Ticket Tool Info – Part 2: Advantages of the Ticket-Portal

September 4th, 2023 | by
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The second part of our Ticket Tool-Info series of articles is about the Ticket-Portal and its advantages. After informing you about our ticket tool and its functions in the first article, we would like to take a closer look at our Ticket-Portal in this article, through which you can easily and simply send us all your inquiries, whether technical or not. From logging in to the user-friendly interface to tracking progress to the status of your ticket – the Ticket-Portal offers you everything you need.

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IT Center Summer Party 2023

September 1st, 2023 | by
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On August 18, 2023, the IT Center management once again invited employees to the annual IT Center Summer Party.After a wonderful summer party in 2022, the employees were looking forward to an exuberant and fun celebration again this year.

After the last weeks were only marked by rain and bad weather, we had fantastic weather on this day
The IT Center party team organized a party for all employees, trainees, student assistants and also alumni. Together we celebrated with good drinks, delicious food, an Olympics and in the best company. Read the rest of this entry »

E-Mail Security – Evaluation of DMARC Policy for Incoming Emails

August 30th, 2023 | by
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In the fourth part of our e-mail security series, we would like to inform you about an innovation in our e-mail security policy.

After we reported on e-mail, e-mail statistics at RWTH Aachen University, and the SMTP protocol and its pitfalls in the first and second articles, and informed you about the DKIM identification protocol and DMARC in the third article, this fourth part is now about a new e-mail security requirement. To ensure that RWTH can continue to provide a secure e-mail service in the future, we have decided to introduce the evaluation of a sender’s DMARC policy when accepting mail at the university’s central mail gateway. You can find out what this means in this blog post.


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Ticket Tool Info – Part 1: The Ticket Tool and Its Functions

August 28th, 2023 | by
Ticket with info on the upcoming maintenance of the ticket tool from 12 to 13 September 2023

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In this article we will familiarise you with the functions and background of our ticket tool. We will also tell you about the big upcoming upgrade of our ticket tool in the period from September 12 to 13, 2023 and the associated service restrictions. But don’t panic: We will remain loyal to you during this period and will be available despite the restrictions during the upgrade. 🙂 Read the rest of this entry »