The Gaia-X is an European initiative that aims to provide a secure and trustworthy platform for data sharing and collaboration across various industries and sectors in Europe. One of the main goals of the Gaia-X4ICM research initiative for the Innovations Campus Future Mobility (ICM) is to create the basic infrastructure with all necessary hardware and software components that play a significant role in connecting various sectors involved in an industrial production process. The SCC builds and runs such a cloud infrastructure that operates on our own hardware retaining control over the digital infrastructure and data – ensuring data sovereignty, privacy and security.
In the bwCampusnetz project, several universities in Baden-Württemberg are working together to shed light on university campus networks away from the constraints of day-to-day business, but still very close to the realities of operation. Future-proof concepts are to be found and their practical feasibility is to be investigated and demonstrated through prototypical implementations.
The outlined project bwIDM2 is dedicated to the increased demands on IT security and takes into account current technical developments. It creates the prerequisites for the integration of services across higher education institutions and establishes a group/role administration for supraregional and national communities with delegation mechanisms. In addition, specialist concepts for the integration of a long-term person identifier in bwIDM, as required for use in research data management, are being developed.
The bwNET2020+ project is intended to support the expansion of the state university network and innovation within the university networks, as the consolidation of IT services at universities places higher demands on the underlying network.
The GÉANT Project has grown during its iterations (GN1, GN2, GN3, GN3plus, GN4-1 and GN4-2) to incorporate not just the award-winning 500Gbps pan-European network, but also a catalogue of advanced, user-focused services, and a successful programme of innovation that is pushing the boundaries of networking technology to deliver real impact to over 50 million users.
The EU-Project AARC aims to develop and pilot an integrated cross-discipline authentication and authorisation framework, built on existing AAIs and on production federated infrastructures.
The state service bwSync&Share is an online storage service for employees and students of universities and colleges in Baden-Württemberg.
The Baden-Württemberg Cloud provides teaching and research institutions in the state with virtual machines that can be used like corresponding offerings from commercial providers without a lengthy application process.
The state project bwDataInMotion (bwDIM) supports scientists at universities in Baden-Württemberg in research data management. Its goal is to simplify the flow of data between the different systems.
The Project develops solutions for missing components in current Grid and Cloud Middleware. SCC works on components for the federated authentication and authorization as well as on the integration of archive systems in the distributed data management.
In the PolyEnergyNet project, resilient local grids are being researched and implemented as examples. In addition to the electricity grid as the "control grid," heat and gas grids with different types of generators, storage facilities and consumers also interact.
A reliable and sustainable access to scientific publications is a key requirement for research. Publications are normally accessed by retrieving a digital copy directly from the publisher’s or content provider’s homepages. This access can be disrupted due to several reasons such as a temporary failure of the publisher’s infrastructure, ceased operation of the publisher or simply cancellation of the subscription by the library. The project “National Hosting of Electronic Resources” develops a concept to ensure access to publications in these cases.
As part of the ASTOR project, the SCC is developing an online portal based on cloud technologies. Via this portal, users can flexibly use OpenGL-based analysis applications provided via virtual machines for their investigations, regardless of location.
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iZeus (intelligent Zero Emission Urban System) is the follow-up project of the research project MeRegioMobil. Its goal is to spur the aspects of SmartGrids and SmartTraffic in the light of the growing importance of electromobility in Germany and Europe with the help of academic research and realistic field tests