IMSS Announcements

IMSS has launched Box at Caltech. Box is a secure content-sharing and collaboration cloud service that is accessible from anywhere and from any device with a network connection.

Effective September 5, 2012, Caltech dialup modem services, both local and 800 services, will be retired.

FileSender, a service operated by Internet2, allows customers at member institutions to easily share large files (up to 1TB) at no cost. Caltech is a member institution so this service is available to all campus users with an access.caltech account.
On July 27th, access.caltech will be updated with several improvements. The list of services will be better organized so you can more quickly and easily find what you need.
IMSS would like your input on the specific Matlab Toolbox licenses that you use for your Caltech work. Your feedback is essential in helping us decide which licenses we will continue to maintain.
Many campus users are receiving email claiming to come from an IT support group (sometimes even IMSS or the Help Desk), asking for the user's password and other private information, or requesting that you "verify your account" by logging into a websi
On July 12, 2012, the Maple license server that hosts Maple 11, 12, and 13 will be retired. This means that all network installations of Maple 11, 12, and 13 will cease to function at that time.
IMSS' High Performance Computing (HPC) pay-as-you-go service has significantly reduced its pricing. The new core hour rate is $0.08 per core hour, and storage is now $0.07 per GB.
Effective May 17, access to the Matlab license servers will be restricted to the campus networks (same as software.caltech.edu). This means that if using Matlab from off campus, you will need to use VPN.
IMSS announces a new resource for finding campus forms in one central location: http://forms.caltech.edu. The forms site is organized by department and it offers a form search function.
The High Performance Computing (HPC) pay-as-you-go service is ideal for faculty and research groups that do not want to take on the considerable financial burden of purchasing and managing their own high-performance cluster or for groups that require