Universität Bonn

University IT and Data Center

Deutschlandweite IT-Security Awareness Days 2023

Even in the current winter semester, the IT Security Awareness Days will take place again, this year for the sixth time, from November 7th to 17th, 2023, which are jointly organized and hosted by several German universities.

It is an online event series with lectures on information security. The lecture topics range from “Security in the Home Office” to “Social Engineering” and are mostly aimed at users without prior knowledge.

#UniBonnWelcomeDays for winter term 23/24 – we were there!

The University IT and Data Center was once again present at this year's Welcome Days for winter term 2023/2024. At the HRZ stand, as part of the welcome days events, all first-year students and international students had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the central IT services and processes at the University of Bonn.

In addition to the welcome events in venue, we gave additional digital live lectures on our IT services via Zoom X. Our experts were available to help and advise the university's first-semester's and international students at the start of the winter term.

eCampus eLearning service: Security Upgrades

Due to unplanned but necessary security upgrades, the eCampus learning platform had to be switched off. Maintenance is expected to be completed in the course of the day on October 26th. We are convinced that we can activate eCampus again as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Introduction of the YubiKey: Information about multi-factor authentication on the podcast

Step by step, the multi-factor authentication (MFA for short) will be introduced for central services at the University of Bonn. On the podcast for employees, Daniela Korden, project manger at the University IT and Data Center, explains what MFA actually is, the changes awaiting university members, and how the introduction of MFA will be implemented at the University of Bonn.

HPC: Official inauguration of Marvin

The day has finally come: October 20, 2023 the ceremonial inauguration of the new high-performance computer “Marvin” has taken place.

TRA Symposium HPC

On October 20, 2023 a symposium in occasion of the inauguration of "Marvin" is hosted by TRA Modelling .

"Marvin", the new Tier-3 HPC cluster is being put into operation, and with this the University of Bonn is welcoming a new highly important piece of infrastructure, for which many scientists have been waiting for! An ideal occasion to bring together scientists from different fields, whether HPC experts or intensive users, to provide insights into their work to a broad scientific audience.

On-site services limited

Due to an office fire incident, the HRZ building on Wegelerstr. 6-8 is currently closed, so all on-site services are restricted as no public traffic is allowed.

Affected services:

- IT helpdesk (available via email)
- Institute machine room
- IT courses
- Plotting

No other services are affected by the restriction and all HRZ employees are used to mobile working due to the Corona crisis.

On-site services available again

The complete block of the HRZ building in Wegelerstr. 6-8 will be lifted on Thursday October 12th, 2023 at 12:00 p.m., so all on-site services will be available again: 

- IT helpdesk 
- Institute machine room
- IT courses
- Plotting

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