[Beowulf] Thought that this might be of interest

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Tue Nov 7 23:32:00 PST 2006

On Wednesday 08 November 2006 13:34, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> The policy is that once a user has a license, they have it for 15
> minutes. If you need more licenses, buy more licenses. If you need
> more eval licenses, just ask.

Understood, but the economics were sadly just not there for us in this case as 
we already had the Intel licenses for our other cluster and it was trivial to 
point the Opteron cluster to the same server.

Being a non-profit academic research support organisation with many hundreds 
of users we have to cut our cloth to fit.

In a perfect world we would have licenses for every compiler around...

> Intel probably has a more lenient policy for their compilers, but do
> keep in mind that their main business is selling chips, not selling
> software. So economics apply quite differently to them.


Sorry if it came across a bit combatative, it wasn't meant to..

 Christopher Samuel - (03)9925 4751 - VPAC Deputy Systems Manager
 Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing http://www.vpac.org/
 Bldg 91, 110 Victoria Street, Carlton South, VIC 3053, Australia

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