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System Information
Mathematica gives convenient machine-independent programmatic access to a broad range of information about your computer system.
SystemInformation information on kernel, front end, and computer system
$Version Mathematica kernel version
$System human-readable computer system type
$SystemID binary-compatible system identifier ("Windows", "Windows-x86-64", etc.)
$OperatingSystem basic operating system ("Windows", "MacOSX", "Unix")
$MachineType basic machine type ("PC", "Macintosh", "Sun", etc.)
$SystemWordLength 32-bit or 64-bit machine
$ProcessorCount number of processor cores
Machine Numerics
System Environment
System Capabilities