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HIFIS News - Overview


Guidelines for Chatting

Whenever you choose and set up a chat system you should as well implement a netiquette and best practices for you and your team members from the start.

Our First Online SWC Workshop

It was supposed to be our first Software Carpentries workshop at the HZDR. We were in full swing organizing a live event until it became clear that we would have to move online. Challenge accepted!

S/MIME Signing Git Commits

Git is cryptographically secure, but it is not foolproof. To verify that work taken from the internet is from a trusted source, Git provides a way to sign and verify work using X509 certificates. This guide will show you how to setup signing of Git commits for the operating system of your choice.

HIFIS Software Workshops in 2020

HIFIS workshop cluster in spring and autumn 2020: Basic Software Carpentry, Introduction to GitLab and Bring Your Own Script. Specialized workshops are being planned: Catch them all by keeping an eye on our events page!

Folding@Home and research on SARS-CoV-2

The Helmholtz platform HIFIS, the HZDR and the Center for Advanced Systems Understanding (CASUS) support the world-wide project Folding@Home in developing an antibody based therapy to prevent a respiratory infection by the virus.


KIT supports distributed protein computing projects

Since end of March, the Grid Computing Centre Karlsruhe and the HPC systems of KIT support the distributed computing projects Folding@Home and Rosetta@home, helping to improve the understanding of proteins, including those of SARS-CoV-2.