AMD Athlon with Intel Fortran Compiler

Craig Tierney ctierney at
Mon Jan 28 17:40:34 PST 2002

The license is node locked, unlimited user.  We don't do anything
special except attach the license to the head node.

I think you are incorrect.  Even if the license has a lock
on the number of users, generally those programs use something
like flexim to make sure that a certain number of concurrent users
is not exceeded.  It isn't locked to a particular user, just
a number of users.


> Thanks CraigR for the information.
> On Mon, Jan 28, 2002 at 04:40:26PM -0700, Craig Tierney wrote:
> > He have a 25 node cluster.  We bought one Intel Fortran
> > License.  You install the compiler where you compile, and
> > not where you run.  We asked Intel about it just in case,
> > and they said that was ok.
> I had the impression that I must buy a license for every user on the
> system - is that incorrect? (that would be impossible since I don't
> have an idea how many user I am going to have).
> I actually did ask whether I could create a generic "compiler" user
> and then write a wrapper that does a sudo to that user and then compiles.
> I did not get a response.
> I guess I expected to be able to buy a similar license that I could buy
> from PGI.
> > So far I have only seen the Lahey compiler have a licensing
> > plan that you have to license it for every node of the cluster,
> > and not just where you compile.  I pointed this out to them
> > at SC2001 and they gave me the impression that it was news to
> > them that other vendors (Intel, PGI) did not require a license
> > on every node.
> I'd be happy with a license restricted to a single node (as long as
> the executable runs everywhere - i.e., I couldn't buy a Lahey compiler).
> I cannot buy a license that requires me to buy extra license for every
> and each user.
> Martin
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