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SAS download

Due to a planned migration of the XMM-Newton SOC web portal, all SOC internet services (including ToO Alerts) will be unavailable Wednesday, 10 February from 10:00 to 13:00 (GMT).

Which SAS should I take?

The Tables below show all the binaries being distributed for SAS 15.0.0. All except the versions for Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Yosemite were built on Intel processors with GNU C/C++ 4.8.2 and NAG Fortran 5.2. MacOS X Mountain Lion and Yosemite versions were built with GNU C/C++ 4.3.3 and GNU C/C++ 4.8.5 respectively together with NAG Fortran 5.2


The SAS is distributed only in binary form. Although the whole source code of the SAS 15.0.0 can be downloaded for reference (xmmsas_20160201_1833-15.0.0-common-src.tar.gz), we do not provide support on building it.

Before downloading a given binary, please consider the following guidelines to help you choose the most appropriate for your system:

  • Although you can run a SAS built on 32-bit on an Operating System running a 64-bit kernel, this is a misuse and we strongly discourage it. If you have a Linux 64-bit system, please download and install a SAS built on 64-bit.
  • On Linux, please choose the SAS that was built on one of our systems with versions of the kernel and the C library (libc) the closest to those of your operating system, regardless of its name being Red Hat, OpenSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora or any other.
  • On Mac OS X, we only distribute SAS built on Intel 64-bit for Mountain Lion and Yosemite.
  • For Linux 32-bit we are distributing only the binaries built on RHEL5.8 which we have tested to run successfully on other Linux 32-bit OS (Fedora 20, SuSE 13.1 and Ubuntu14.04 32-bit).


To download the SAS of your choice, please click on the links provided in the column "File to download" on the Tables below. Just before you are directed to our ftp server to get the selected file, you will be requested to fill in a short questionaire that will help us to make up valuable statistics on current and future needs about the SAS.

Linux 32-bit (x86)

Build onKernel versionlibc versionFile to download

Linux 64-bit (x86_64)

Build onKernel versionlibc versionFile to download
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS3.13.02.19sas_15.0.0-Ubuntu14.04-64.tgz

Mac OS X 64-bit (x86_64)

Build onKernel versionlibc versionFile to download
10.8.6 or Mountain Lion (Darwin 12.6.0)Darwin 12.6.0169.3.0sas_15.0.0-Darwin-12.5.0-64.tgz
10.10.5 or Yosemite (Darwin 14.5.0)Darwin 14.5.01213.0.0sas_15.0.0-Darwin-14.5.0-64.tgz

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