Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 13:17:47 -0700
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From: Mary <mlhoward@AVALON.NET>
Subject: Re: SAS server or ?
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Or another option might be to have SAS on one UNIX box, then to have people use a terminal emulator to run the jobs and Ultra Edit to transfer them back and forth, with people also having SAS PC loaded directly on their desktops. This seems to be a popular option, so perhaps it is less expensive than having SAS loaded on a "server". I would find it hard to get by without PC SAS at all, however, so I think you'd really need it both on the UNIX box and on desktops (not the Windows server) to go this route.
--- jkelley@UGA.EDU wrote:
From: "F. J. Kelley" <jkelley@UGA.EDU>
Subject: SAS server or ?
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 14:25:28 -0400
I was drawn into this because I'm the "SAS guy" here, and so naturally ...
Anyway, an organization on campus wants a server setup (security considerations, including HIPAA, suggest a centralized server could be better protected) and they'd like SAS on it. I seem to recall some of you with server setups were encountering pricing problems (which may not be an issue for this ... so far, i haven't heard back from SAS, so maybe it is so expensive they know we'd never do that). I know EG drives some up the wall, but it might be a solution here (I'll be at SAS Global and hope to see some of the EG stuff). Of course, our systems folks want VMware to carve up the box, so that may be another problem (Linux is fine with them as well, but they are leery of Windows). Anyway, how are those of you running server versions of SAS handling this (or did you give up on it?).