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Data (storage, sharing, management)
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The SCC offers a file transfer service ftp.scc.kit.edu for use at KIT.

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The backup service IBM SP (Spectrum Protect) provides KIT employees with the possibility of regular, automatic backup of Windows, Macintosh and Linux computers.

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The federal state service bwDataArchive offers a solution for long-term data archiving, which is especially available for employees of universities and public research institutions in Baden-Württemberg. Data archiving is carried out at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and includes reliable storage of even large data sets for a period of ten or more years. The service enables a qualified implementation of the recommendations of the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the securing and storage of research data.

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The state service bwSync&Share is an online storage service for employees and students of universities and colleges in Baden-Württemberg. It has been operated at KIT since January 1, 2014 and enables users to synchronize or exchange their data between different computers, mobile devices, and users.
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This service provides every KIT student with a KIT account a highly available and centralized home directory.  This is also referred to as **Student Home** in the following.
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The OU directory is a centrally broad-based, highly available data repository for OU-specific data for an organizational unit (OU) of KIT.
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The personal directory is a highly available and central data storage for personal data and documents. The repository is available to all KIT employees, but cannot be shared with other users.

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The service "LSDF Online Storage" offers users of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology access to a data storage which is intended in particular for the storage of scientific measurement data and simulation results of data-intensive scientific disciplines. The LSDF Online Storage is operated by Steinbuch Centre for Computing. Access is ensured via standard protocols.

The data is backed up and protected in a state-of-the-art manner. The service is not suitable for storing personal data.

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Hosting of databases or applications on the basis of MS SQL Server

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MySQL Databases for KIT Applications and Students

MySQL is a popular open source database system, especially in the web environment.
KIT employees and students can create and set up their own MySQL database at SCC using their KIT account. (For students this service is free of charge, otherwise see applicable budgeting rules).

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Hosting of Oracle databases and applications

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PostgreSQL is a widely used, object-relational database management system (DBMS). The SCC operates the open source product on its own server systems and offers KIT employees the possibility to use PostgreSQL databases for official purposes.
This service is currently not yet available to students.

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The RDM@KIT service team sees itself as a partner of science and research. We support you at KIT with services for sustainable research data management, starting with the application of scientific projects up to publication and archiving.

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Statistics and data analysis software

High Performance Computing

Computer and projection infrastructure for visualization in scientific projects, such as the analysis of measurement data, illustration of computer simulations in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics or in computer-aided product development at Campus North.