Hardware and Software
The computers at the chair of Hydrology are connected via a LAN network and make up the Hydro domain. All employee offices are equipped with personal computers. Three high performance servers are available for CPU-demanding computations. Data is stored on 2 internal servers and one external server, which is maintained by the University’s computer center.
In addition to normal equipment, the chair has a Plotter which can be used to print draft maps and posters.
A computer room with 12 workstations is available for students. Courses and exercises have use of the room first and foremost and when not in use for these reasons it is open to the students.
Besides standard system software the chair of Hydrology provides its students and faculty with a wide assortment of hydrologic, hydraulic, mathematic, chemical, and graphical software such as:
- Hydro chemical and water quality modeling software (i.e. PHREEQC)
- Statistical software (i.e. R)
- Water retention and age dating software
- Several different GIS systems (i.e. SAGA)
- Miscellaneous graphical and image editing programs
[In support of Open-source computing only Open-source software products are listed above; however commercial products are also used by the chair]