Kellogg Application Server

The Kellogg Application Server (KAP02) is a Windows server that contains many research applications and also has a volume for storing sensitive data securely. KAP02 offers 120 Xeon cores and 2TB of RAM. KAP02 utilizes the Windows Server 2012 operating system, with Remote Desktop Services enabled, to allow for multiple simultaneous users. KAP02 is a shared resource.

Contact Kellogg Research Support if your jobs require more than 8 CPU cores or more than 100GB of RAM and they will help to determine the optimal computational resources for your work


The Kellogg Application Server (KAP02) is available to all Kellogg researchers (faculty, PhD students, post-docs). Kellogg researchers can request an access to KDC02 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 KAP02 is to mount a network drive. Another option is to use Cyberduck, a free program that provides drag-and-drop sftp capability. The same company offers Mountain Duck for a small license fee.

Sensitive Data Storage

If you need to work with regulated data, you can request access to the KAP02 "H drive." Data stored on the H drive are fully encrypted for secure storage.

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