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Services for scientists
Benutzerkonto (Account, Passwort)

With the Guest and Partner Management (GuP), KIT organizational units can provide their partners with the accounts and services necessary for collaboration. The GuP is an application in the SAP web portal.

Benutzerkonto (Account, Passwort)

For all KIT employees, the KIT user account, also known as the KIT account, is the basis for many IT services that users in the KIT network require. It provides access to systems and services and is generally used as a "login" in the KIT environment.

Benutzerkonto (Account, Passwort)

Self-service portal for students, employees, and guests and partners (GuP). This includes functions related to the personal KIT account, such as password change.

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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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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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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

Grid Computing
This service offers the complete Grid related User Support infrastructure of the EGI and WLCG project.
Grid Computing
The GridKa-CA service delivers X.509 certificates for persons, hosts, services and robots, belonging to institutes located in Germany, involved in national and international Grid projects, for authentication purposes to access national and international Grid resources.
Grid Computing
The Computing Element (CE) is running computing jobs at GridKa.
High Performance Computing

SCC gives KIT users access to High Performance Computing (HPC) and Data Intensive Computing (DIC) infrastructures. SCC itself operates several computer systems (bwUniCluster 2.0, HoreKa) for different user groups. In addition, KIT scientists can use the bwForClusters within the framework of the bwHPC federation. The SCC also advises on applications for computing time on supra-regional high-performance computers (Tier-2), such as the HoreKa, or on the national supercomputers (Tier-1) of the Gauss Centre for Supercomputing (JSC, HLRS, LRZ).

High Performance Computing

Compilers and tools for software development.

High Performance Computing

Consulting and support for technical-scientific software at KIT

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.

Homeoffice

Videoconferencing service, for example, to hold project meetings with research colleagues or project partners and to look through documents online or to hold events with a partner institute at a national or international level.

Netzzugang (Internet, WLAN, VPN)

eduroam (education roaming) is an international Wi-Fi internet access roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education. The KIT has been a member of the eduroam network since its inception. With eduroam it is possible for employees and students of participating institutions to have a secure WiFi access to the local WLAN at all participating institution for the use of eduroam.

Server & Systeme (VM, Hosting, Housing)
Das SCC betreibt Umgebungen am KIT-Campus Nord und KIT-Campus Süd, die es KIT-Einrichtungen (KIT-OEs) ermöglichen, dort virtualisierte Serversysteme vServer), zu betreiben.
Beratung bzgl. Ausstattung/Umfang/Management eines vServers oder eines Ressourcenpools innerhalb der Virtualisierungsumgebung.
Server & Systeme (VM, Hosting, Housing)

Der Landesdienst bwCloud SCOPE stellt als Clouddienst virtualisierte Server- und Anwendungsinfrastruktur für Mitarbeiter, Wissenschaftler und Studierende der Universitäten und Hochschulen in Baden-Württemberg bereit.
In der bwCloud können pro Betriebsstandort über 1.000 virtuelle Maschinen mit individuellem Betriebssystem und Software betrieben werden. Der Dienst läuft auf dedizierten Serversystemen an den vier Betriebsstandorten Mannheim, Ulm, Freiburg und Karlsruhe - das sind insgesamt also mindestens 4.000 virtuelle Maschinen zum verteilten Betrieb von Servern und Anwendungen. Genug Ressourcen für zahlreiche Projekte.

Software und Lizenzen

The easy-to-use, collaborative, online LaTeX editor Overleaf is available to all KIT employees and students. This software is a cloud service at overleaf.com. A portal has been set up for the KIT: www.overleaf.com/edu/kit

Unternehmensanwendungen (SAP, Campus Management)

The KIT-wide personal communications directory is provided by the SCC and offers both a self-service in the employee portal (my.scc.kit.edu) to edit one's own communication data and a search mask for a search in the communication data of all employees, guests and partners.

Webauftritte (Homepage, Domain)
Portal/website with personalized and localized information optimized for access with mobile devices. Target groups are employees and students.