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The Kellogg Application Server (KAP03) is a Windows server that has a volume for storing sensitive data securely and many software applications to analyze your data. KAP03 offers 96 Xeon cores and 766 GBs of RAM. KAP03 utilizes the Windows Server 2019 operating system with Remote Desktop Services enabled to allow for multiple simultaneous users. As a shared resource, each KAP03 user can store up to 100 GBs of data in their User directory and store larger datasets and files in a secure directory.

Contact Kellogg Research Support to help determine the optimal computational resource for your secure dataset.



The Kellogg Application Server (KAP03) is available to any Kellogg researcher (faculty, PhD students, post-docs) with a secure dataset. Kellogg researchers can request access to KAP03 by emailing Research Support.


Remote Desktop

A Remote Desktop client (Windows|macOS) is required to connect using the following details:

Login for Kellogg affiliates: kellogg\<your NetID> (for example, kellogg\tst123)
Login for Northwestern affiliates: ads\<your NetID> (for example, ads\tst123)
Password: your NetID password


File Transfer

A convenient option for transferring files between your laptop and KAP03 is to mount a network drive.

If you are on a Windows machine, you can map a network drive. Instructions can be found here. To connect to a project folder on KAP03 using the instructions at the link, you will need to enter \\\Users$ in the "Folder" field.

If you are using a Mac, you can transfer files between machines through Finder. Instructions are available here. When the Connect to Server window opens, enter smb://$ When prompted, enter:
username (for Kellogg): kellogg/NetID (for example, kellogg/tst123)
username (for other Northwestern): ads/NetID (for example, ads/tst123)
password: NetID password


Sensitive Data Storage

If you need to work with regulated data, you can request access to the KAP03 "H drive." Data stored on the H drive are fully encrypted for secure storage.

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