SCC-News 2/2021

The new SCC News is online, including these topics: Operating models for IT end-user devices; bwNET2020+ to Drive Network Architecture Innovations; Video conferencing and online voting for committees and KIT institutions.

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Dear reader,

under the motto "The Human in the Center of Learning Systems", KIT organised the first Science Week - an event to present and discuss science and its instruments and methods with citizens and to register their reactions. With lectures on high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, and machine learning as well as simulations, scientist from SCC also participated in the citizens' dialogue and with an active museum on mathematics and AI in medicine (front page). Interested citizens could visit the high-performance computer HoreKa inaugurated last summer (see SCC News 1/2021). Of course, under strict protective conditions for people and technology.

This issue of SCC News impressively shows how multi-layered networking is. It ranges from networking among people, through networking of people with technology, to networking within technologies. To optimally network the technology of tomorrow, the bwNET2020+ project researches and develops innovative network technologies and network architectures (p. 26). Networking between people and technology is examined in the articles on operating models for workplace terminals (p. 9) and on IT support in Corona times (p. 13).  Today people increasingly network via video conferences. You can read about how this is implemented at KIT, especially for governance bodies, and how the necessary voting tools work (p. 14).

Networking is also the focus of this issue's research topics. To optimally support the Earth System Sciences, the Simulation and Data Life Cycle Lab Earth System Sciences has started its work. The experts in high-performance computing, Data Sciences and Simulation Sciences at SCC will from now on interact even more closely with Earth System scientists at KIT and with the wider Earth System science community opening potential and enabling new insights (p. 30).

Enjoy reading the new SCC-News.

Martin Frank, Martin Nußbaumer, Bernhard Neumair, Achim Streit

Achim Grindler