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Skew4 is a Dell PowerEdge 6850 server, running Red Hat Linux Enterprise. It has four dual core Intel Xeon processors, running at 3.4 GHz. The total RAM space of skew is 64GB GB. The total usable disk space for application and data is about 4 TB.

Note, November 17, 2011: We are currently working on the replacement server. The new server is a Dell PowerEdge R910 with six quad-core Intel Xeon E7540 processors (24 cores), 256 GB of RAM, and close to 12TB of storage. We expect to roll out the new server in December 2011 or January 2012.


Skew4 is maintained by Northwestern's Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) and is physically located at Northwestern's Evanston Data Center.

Software applications

Major statistical software applications, compilers and various utilities on skew3 include:

  • Software: SAS, Stata, Matlab, Mathematica, Gauss, SPSS, SPlus, Maple, and Limdep.

  • Compilers: C, C++, f77, and f90

  • Text programming tools: acrobat, latex, tex, ghostscript, and many more.

  • Many GNU utilities are installed in /usr/local/bin.

For more information and details, please browse our software pages.

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