Network, Servers and Phones
WPI boasts a high-speed, state-of-the-art data network, encompassing all academic buildings, dormitories, a large portion of the Greek houses, and extensive roaming wireless coverage, plus a high-speed Internet connection. It allows members of the WPI community to keep in touch with each other, their projects and current events at all times. For more information, visit the Network Operations Web site.
WPI’s academic and administrative systems run on a vast array of powerful UNIX, Linux and Windows 2003 servers. The Window 2003 servers provide services ranging from Exchange mail, software distribution, and monitoring/updating of client antivirus software. A group of Intel/Linux servers is run as a computational cluster, while another group is run as interactive systems for program development, e-mail, etc. Other servers provide utility services such as name service and Web service. For more information about WPI's servers, visit the CCC Server Specifications page.
The WPI phone system is managed by the Telecommunications group within the Computing & Communications Center (CCC). Information about telephone services for students, faculty and staff can be found on the Telecommunications Web site.
Begining February 2003, the WPI campus phone number, 508-831-5000, is answered by a voice recognition system that is able to recognize the names of staff and faculty as well as the names of services at WPI. The voice directory ensures that access to personnel and offices is available 24 hours a day.
Cell Phones for Global Study
The ATC manages the distribution of cell phones to students enrolled in the Global Perspective Program, a project administered by WPI's Interdisciplinary and Global Studies Division (IGSD). For information on the Global Perspective Program, please visit its site. Students enrolled in the program who would like to request the use of a cell phone should e-mail email@example.com.
WPI maintains a network of emergency call boxes located throughout the campus. Older phones are in bright yellow boxes mounted on the sides of buildings, while newer installations are free-standing units with a blue light marking the location. A list of the locations of the emergency phones can be found here. For more information on the emergency phone system, please contact Campus Police.Maintained by itweb
Last modified: Aug 14, 2006, 10:02 EDT