[Beowulf] newbie

Tiago Marques a28427 at ua.pt
Wed Apr 22 07:34:39 PDT 2009

Hi all,
Our model of use of Intel's compiler in our cluster here is just to compile
programs which are then run by various researchers.
I've posed those same questions to an Intel representative, to which they
answered that I only needed to buy a license of the compiler.
We have been using it that way with no legal problems - I even talked to
it's representative yesterday.
Best regards,
Tiago Marques
University of Aveiro
On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 5:01 AM, Gerry Creager <gerry.creager at tamu.edu>wrote:

> Having read what the license itself says, I tend to agree with the position
> asserted below.  However, at the last 3 SC conferences in the US, I've
> engaged Intel compiler developers and managers on this.
> Caveat: IANAL.  Worse, I don't think anyone from Intel I've talked to was,
> either, which could bode ill for us all, if the lawyers DO get involved.
> However, the talking heads from Intel have asserted to me that the intent
> was not to stop academic folk from reasonable use.  They were surprised that
> the interpretation in the below assertion was made, and that they didn't
> interpret it as being that severe.
> I will buy a license (I've been saying that for nearly a year) for our
> cluster, before instituting it there using the intent expressed to me
> verbally, but I suspect that using it for test/evaluation, even if I do draw
> a salary, isn't outside their intent.
> That said, the academic cost of the compilers is pretty low.  Check with
> your advisor and see if (s)he has enough discretionary money to acquire a
> 5-seat or even 1-seat version.
> gerry
> Prentice Bisbal wrote:
>> John Hearns wrote:
>>> 2009/4/20 Tomislav Maric <tomislav.maric at gmx.com>:
>>>> Hi everyone,
>>>> I'm a mechanical engineering graduate student from Croatia (Europe :)
>>>> and
>>>> I'm doing computational continuum mechanics simulations using OpenFOAM
>>>> (http://www.opencfd.co.uk/openfoam/).
>>> f) as a student you get to use the Intel compilers under a free
>>> development license
>> Read the Intel Compiler license carefully. If you are getting paid by
>> your institution to do this work/research, you may not qualify to use
>> the Intel compilers for free:
>> "Non-commercial means you are not getting compensated in any form for
>> the products and services you develop using these Intel® Software
>> Development Products. Please check the non-commercial FAQ for more
>> information about qualifying for a non-commercial license.
>> Note that academic use of the products does not qualify for a
>> non-commercial license. Intel offers heavily discounted licenses to
>> academic developers through our Academic Developer Program."
>> See
>> http://software.intel.com/en-us/articles/non-commercial-software-development/
>> :
>> for more information
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