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HIFIS News - Overview


Super-fast AI Computing System for HAICORE

A super-fast computer system dedicated to Helmholtz artificial intelligence (AI) research has been installed at KIT. This is the first location in Europe to put the InfiniBand connected NVIDIA DGX A100 AI system into operation, funded from the Helmholtz AI Computing Resources Initiative (HAICORE). Common access to these capacities is established using the AAI service offered by HIFIS.


Guidelines for Collaborative Notetaking

You are the one in charge of taking the notes - quick and precise, with additions from, and the consent of, all participants - and you are in charge of making actionable notes available for everyone immediately after the meeting. However, being in charge does not mean that you have to work out the notes alone. Instead, all participants are invited - or better even, obliged - to not only follow the note taking directly but also to contribute when misunderstandings, misinterpretations, delays in record keeping and other obstacles hinder the success of a joint meeting.

Coding, Cookies, COVID-19

The first HIFIS Hacky Hour was held online at jitsi. Here we give an overview from the organizers point of view.

HIFIS in the EGI newsletters

Helmholtz Federated IT Services - Promoting IT based science at all levels, is the title of our article that appeared in the newsletter of our friends from the EGI Federation. In the EGI Newsletters, we give an overview of the new HIFIS platform.


HIFIS Software Helpdesk Launched

The HIFIS Software Helpdesk has been launched. Using common HIFIS authorization and authentication infrastructure (future Helmholtz AAI), users can simply sign in using personal access data of their home institution or even their personal GitHub account.

HIFIS Software Helpdesk launched

We are happy to announce the launch of the HIFIS Software Helpdesk - the place where your user requests for HIFIS Software Services are handled by our distributed team.

Guidelines for Video Conferencing

You are the one in charge of making this call a success by means of that everyone is happy with a smooth performance of the call itself and is satisfied with the outcome, preferably actionable results having a practical value. Using a video conferencing tool shall not hamper an effective meeting and should be used to make the virtual get-together as efficient as possible when participants are not at the same place.