[Beowulf] Question for the community

Kilian Cavalotti kilian.cavalotti.work at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 09:28:22 PST 2015

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 6:30 AM, Joshua Mora <joshua_mora at usa.net> wrote:
> I have not been contacted but it seems anyone can participate/contribute.
> I did see in the components some that I would not think they should be as part
> of OpenHPC.
> Components such as intel compiler. This is not a free technology.

Well, OpenHPC being an Intel-lead initiative, what did you expect? :)
All the Intel tools are in there, not jut the compiler: Advisor,
Inspector, Intel MPI, ITAC, VTune, and so on.

Not saying it's a bad thing, but it's true that currently, it looks
biased towards one vendor.
They cover this in their FAQ, though. From
11. I see that OpenHPC includes components from Intel® Parallel Studio
(e.g. compilers, MPI, etc). Can I use these for free?
Portions of the runtimes provided by the compilers and MPI components
are freely useable.  In order to compile new binaries using these
tools (or access other analysis tools like Intel® Trace Analyzer and
Collecter, Intel® Inspector, etc) you will need to provide your own
valid license and OpenHPC adopts a bring-your-own license model. Note
that licenses for these development tools are freely available to
academic researchers and open-source contributors.  For more
information on this topic, please see:
12. Can other proprietary packages be enabled by OpenHPC?
It is anticipated that over time, more proprietary packages will be
integrated within OpenHPC if they support a bring-your-own-license


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