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About us

The computer centre

The Computer Center of Clausthal University of Technology is the central service provider and center of competence in all aspects of information and communication technology. Here, teachers, researchers, students and all TU Clausthal staff receive the necessary support by providing a wide range of basic services and central procurement of hardware and software. The first point of contact for university members is a Single Point of Contact (SPOC), which can be reached and used by telephone (extension -2626), in person at the helpdesk in the RZ or by e-mail at support@rz.tu-clausthal.de.

The data center operates a central user directory that serves to authenticate all relevant IT services. Staff and students automatically receive a user ID when they enter Clausthal University of Technology. This gives them access to the IT infrastructure and central IT services such as PC workstations, central storage, e-mail, learning management systems, WLAN, campus software, and much more.

From scientific computer centre to professional IT service provider

A further service provided by the computer centre is the operation of several PC pools in various buildings on the campus with a total of around 100 workstations. The PC pools are equipped with uniform colour printers and a wide range of scientific application systems. For larger printouts, the computer centre has a plotter up to DIN A0 format for use by all members of the university. In the foyers of the central buildings, in addition to the designated PC rooms, there are also "living learning spaces" - these offer space for small working groups and a stable WLAN coverage for laptops, tablets and smartphones that students bring with them.

The data center's range of services is rounded off by the operation of a wide variety of servers. These range from e-mail servers to file servers, high-performance computing clusters to backup tape libraries. The protection of existing data against loss and unauthorized access as well as the secure interaction of the IT systems depicted are essential requirements for a high-performance university. The computer centre guarantees an IT security structure in the interaction of the most diverse components, such as highly available hardware and software, fail-safe wired and wireless networks, stable power supply, permanent air conditioning of the machine room as well as the necessary organisational measures such as an emergency plan for the failure of the technical infrastructure.

Digital change can be felt everywhere

In addition to the IT infrastructure, the computer centre is responsible for the media technology equipment at Clausthal University of Technology. The lecture halls are generally equipped with one or two high-resolution projectors, a lecture PC with interactive pen display and a document camera. For recordings and live broadcasts to other universities, TU Clausthal has a small and a large multimedia lecture hall with professional audio and video technology. The computer center also supports research, teaching and public relations by producing professional films. The TU Clausthal's video server contains about 500 videos (teaching films, reports on research results or conferences, advertising videos, etc.) as well as recordings of more than 120 lecture series from all faculties. The computer centre works closely with the Centre for University Didactics (ZHD) in advising lecturers.

Beyond the campus, the computing centre participates in working groups (LAN-IT, ZKI) operating at state and national level to coordinate larger projects with corresponding order volumes. This includes software and hardware procurement, the cooperative use of existing high-performance computing resources or general cross-university services. Key topics such as research data management or the creation and maintenance of an information security guideline round off the activities outside of pure university IT and develop the computer centre at key positions within and outside of Clausthal University of Technology into the nucleus of digitisation.

All IT and multimedia services can be found in the Services Catalogue at www.rz.tu-clausthal.de

The building

You will find our staff in the offices of building B5 in Erzstraße 18, see campus map.

Machine room

The central machine room is located at the old location in Erzstraße 51.