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General

Note: The Science and Engineering IBM Scalable Parallel (SP) system was retired on August 15, 2001. The Distributed Computing Environment (DCE) was replaced by the SSCC on June 10, 2005.

Unix

For specific applications and utilities, follow the links on our software page. Some information is included in the UNIXHelp for users pages.

For support, send e-mail to researchcomputing-help@kellogg.northwestern.edu. Messages sent to this address are automatically forwarded to the research associates. Please review our Unix support policies.

Please refer to the skew5 pages for details about Kellogg's Unix server.

Reference books on Unix:

Current Kellogg faculty and doctoral students may borrow these books from Research Computing for short periods:

  • Abrahams, Paul W. & Bruce R. Larson (1997). Unix for the Impatient. Addison Wesley, 2nd edition.
  • Cameron, Debra, Bill Rosenblatt & Eric Raymond (1996). GNU Emacs. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2nd edition.
  • Dougherty, Dale & Arnold Robbins (1997). sed &awk. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2nd edition.
  • DuBois, Paul (1995). Using the csh & tcsh. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc..
  • Friedl, Jeffrey E.F. (1998). Mastering Regular Expressions. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
  • Lamb, Linda & Arnold Robbins (1998). Learning vi. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 6th edition.
  • Newham, Cameron & Bill Rosenblatt (1998). Learning the bash shell. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc., 2nd edition.
  • Rosenblatt, Bill (1993). Learning the Korn shell. O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.

Windows XP/2003

The following links are provided as a reference. Kellogg Information Systems is in charge of providing support for Microsoft Windows workstations. Faculty and doctoral students should contact KIS representative assigned to their department or use the web-based suppport request form (, login required). For details, see:

Requesting technical computing support

Important KIS pages

Interesting Windows pages

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