About the Caltech Network

Caltech Network At A Glance

Caltech's single campus of approximately 130 buildings stretching over 124 acres includes a network system consisting of:

  • Extensive utility tunnel system providing distribution for fiber plant
  • Cat 5 cabling, or better, in all buildings
  • More than 27,000 network jacks
  • More than 36,000 switch ports
  • Approximately 1,000 network infrastructure devices
  • Approximately 1,000 wireless APs
  • 237 wiring closets

Caltech's Connections to the Internet

IMSS Network Services includes managing Caltech's participation in state and national computer cooperative networking projects such as:

IMSS also provides Remote Network Access to the Caltech network for off-campus Internet access for Caltech faculty, staff, and students who are eligible for access.caltech accounts.