Hardware and Software


Linux/UNIX Servers
Our current computational servers consists of a Dell R920 Linux server running RedHat, this server is configured with 4 8-core 64-bit CPUs for a total of 32 cores and 256GB of RAM. These systems are configured with STATA/SE, STATA-MP, SAS, Matlab, R, Stat/Transfer, and other research software.

Windows Computers
The PSTC has approximately 50 Dell workstations running Windows 10 64-bit in Mencoff Hall. The computers are all new dual core processors with at least 4 GB of memory and flat panel monitors. Faculty PCs all have quad core processors, with at least 8GB of memory and 1TB hard drives. Each student workspace and faculty or staff office is equipped with its own computer. The PSTC also has a computer lab with eight computers available for use by any member of the PSTC community. 

Windows Servers
The PSTC uses an Active Directory Domain running a mix of Windows server 2008 R2 and server 2012 R2 for authentication and security via group policy. These servers also monitor printer usage and are backed up nightly.

Printing and Scanning
There are five HP LaserJet printers in Mencoff Hall. There is one HP Color LaserJet printer and one large format HP Design Jet for printing posters. There is also one XEROX DocuMate duplex scanner.


Windows Software
The following applications are available on all computers at the PSTC:

  • 7zip
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • ArcGIS  Desktop and Workstation
  • Endnote
  • Maple
  • MS Office
  • Nvivo
  • Putty SSH Client
  • SAS
  • SPSS
  • Stata
  • StatTransfer
  • WinScp
  • Xming

The following additional applications are also available in the PSTC lab:

  • HLM6
  • Latent Gold
  • Mplus

Linux Compute Server Software

  • Maple
  • Matlab
  • R
  • SAS
  • Stata/SE, Stata/MP
  • StatTransfer

Additional software is available through Brown CIS and can be installed on any Brown-owned computer. A complete listing is available on the CIS Software Distribution website. For assistance installing any of this software, e-mail [email protected].