IMSS Announcements

IMSS offers an affordable, on-demand High Performance Computing (HPC) service.

Effective Monday, February 25th, the Help Desk and Hardware Repairs will be located in Central Engineering Services (building 85). The Help Desk will be located in Room 204 and Hardware Repairs will be in Room 109.

A serious vulnerability has been found in Java 1.7, which allows execution of arbitrary code on the victim's computer.

Caltech has established a site license for LabArchives under which all students and faculty will now have unlimited use of this platform.

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.