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HIFIS Annual Meeting 2020: Wrap-up and materials

On Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd October 2020, the second All-Hands HIFIS Meeting took place. It was carried out as a "two-day online video conference". Numerous members from all Helmholtz institutions were presented with a tightly planned and informative lecture programme. We provide materials and links to all aspects of HIFIS.

Preparing HIFIS Annual Meeting Oct 21-22 - Schedule and Registration

Update: From Oct 21 (13:30) until Oct 22 (13:00 max.), we are going to hold our second all-HIFIS meeting. Click here for the Indico page. Over the course of two half days, we will report on the progress of HIFIS, discuss ongoing work packages and also seek to incorporate new ideas, thoughts and queries from non-HIFIS colleagues in Helmholtz.

Selected Services for Initial Helmholtz Cloud Service Portfolio

The selection process for the initial Helmholtz Cloud service portfolio has been successfully completed.

At the end of this process, 38 services offered by nine Helmholtz Centers were selected. Considering that some services are provided by several centers, the initial service portfolio includes 21 different services.


Docker for Science (Part 3)

The final part in the "Getting Started with Docker" series: Having explored how to use Docker in a general sense, we will look at how Docker can be used practically in your day-to-day scientific work.

Docker for Science (Part 2)

Previously, we learned about Docker, and how to run other people's Docker containers. In this post, we will explore building our own images to package up our projects.

Docker For Science (Part 1)

Understanding Docker probably won't solve all of your problems, but it can be a really useful tool when trying to build reproducible software that will run almost anywhere. In this series of blog posts, we will explore how to setup and use Docker for scientific applications.

HIFIS Pages and Helpdesk launched

Homepage and Documentation

The HIFIS homepage as well as the HIFIS Documentation have been restructured and relaunched.

The new workflow uses best-practices continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflow to streamline collaborative contribution to the homepage and the documentation.


Start of Helmholtz VPN

Coordinated by DESY, HIFIS fostered a service agreement with the German National Research and Education Network (DFN) on operating a a Helmholtz-wide Virtual Private Network (Helmholtz Backbone). The VPN shall cover the majority of Helmholtz centres.