licensed_software


Introduction:

LICENSED SOFTWARE, in the context of the ARC computing clusters,
generally refers to software for which there are limitations on access
and usage. Licensed software is most often associated with a commercial
enterprise, but it is also possible for individuals, universities or
non-profit institutions to impose some licensing restriction on software
products that they provide.

Each licensed software product represents a separate case, but
there are a few general categories:

  • University site licensed software: because of arrangements
    made by Virginia Tech, all ARC users have access to the software.
  • ARC site licensed software: because of arrangements
    made by ARC, all ARC users have access to the software.
  • ARC licensed software “for XXX seats”: because of arrangements
    made by ARC, at any time, up to XXX copies of the software made be
    accessed by ARC users. Theoretically, a single user job could
    temporarily access so many software “seats” that other jobs would
    have to wait.
  • IT licensed software: Virginia Tech’s Information Technology
    department runs a license manager for the software.
  • User licensed software: In some cases, an individual user
    or research group can arrange to have a specific licensed software
    package installed in a private area, or in a protected public area;
    this requires working with the software vendor, and in some cases,
    with ARC staff.

List of Licensed Software:

  • ABAQUS is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. The basic process involves having the user’s
    department head contact Mark Roope (mroope@vt.edu) of the Virginia Tech
    Information Technology Procurement and Licensing group. In this way,
    an ABAQUS license pack can be purchased, and the department head given
    a group in the openldap directory. Departmental users can
    than be granted access to ABAQUS by the department head, using the
    group manager tool located at

    https://webapps.es.vt.edu/group-manager
    .
  • ALLINEA-FORGE is licensed software. ARC has purchased a site
    license that allows all users access on the ARC clusters.
    Users do not need to request special permission for access.
  • AMBER is licensed software. ARC has purchased a site
    license that allows all users access on the ARC clusters.
    Users do not need to request special permission for access.
  • ANSYS is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. The basic process involves having the user’s
    department head contact Mark Roope (mroope@vt.edu) of the Virginia Tech
    Information Technology Procurement and Licensing group. In this way,
    a license pack can be purchased, and the department head given
    a group in the openldap directory. Departmental users can
    than be granted access by the department head, using the
    group manager tool located at

    https://webapps.es.vt.edu/group-manager
    .
  • COMSOL is licensed software. Currently, ARC has purchased a
    “10 seat” license for COMSOL, which means that up to 10 users at a
    time may access COMSOL on ARC systems. Other users have made separate
    licensing arrangement with the company, and notified the Virginia Tech
    Information Technology department, which is able to add them to the
    list of authorized users. Such users have guaranteed access to COMSOL
    and are not affected by the 10 seat limit
  • ENSIGHT is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must
    apply for authorization. Currently, the license is paid
    for and administered by the Virginia Tech Aerospace and Ocean
    Engineering Department and interested users must contact them.
  • FIELDVIEW is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must
    apply for authorization. Currently, the license is paid
    for and administered by the Virginia Tech Aerospace and Ocean
    Engineering Department and interested users must contact them.
  • FLUENT is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. The basic process involves having the user’s
    department head contact Mark Roope (mroope@vt.edu) of the Virginia Tech
    Information Technology Procurement and Licensing group. In this way,
    a license pack can be purchased, and the department head given
    a group in the openldap directory. Departmental users can
    than be granted access by the department head, using the
    group manager tool located at

    https://webapps.es.vt.edu/group-manager
    .
  • GAUSSIAN is licensed software. ARC has purchased a site
    license that allows all users access to GAUSSIAN on the ARC clusters.
    Users do not need to request special permission for access.
  • LS-DYNA is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. User jobs must access the license file in order to run.
  • LSOPT requires access to LS-DYNA.
    LS-DYNA is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. User jobs must access the license file in order to run.
  • MATHEMATICA is licensed software. Currently, Virginia Tech
    maintains a campus-wide site license for Mathematica, so that all
    VT users have access. Nonetheless, license files on ARC clusters
    expire periodically (every six months, right now), so from time to
    time, users may experience a temporary lockout from usage until
    the license file is updated
  • MATLAB is licensed software. Virginia Tech has purchased a site
    license that allows all users access on the ARC clusters.
    Users do not need to request special permission for access.
  • NASTRAN is licensed software. At the moment, the details of user
    authorization are being written up.
  • STATA is licensed software. Currently, ARC has purchased a
    “5 seat” license, which means that up to 5 users at a
    time may access the software on ARC systems.
  • STARCCM+ is licensed software. Users interested in working with
    STARCCM+ must contact the company and arrange for a license.
  • TECPLOT is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must
    apply for authorization. Currently, the license is paid
    for and administered by the Virginia Tech College of Engineering,
    and interested users must contact them.
  • VASP is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. The basic process involves having the user’s
    department head contact Mark Roope (mroope@vt.edu) of the Virginia Tech
    Information Technology Procurement and Licensing group. In this way,
    a license pack can be purchased, and the department head given
    a group in the openldap directory. Departmental users can
    than be granted access by the department head, using the
    group manager tool located at

    https://webapps.es.vt.edu/group-manager
    .
  • VASP-GPU is licensed software, and users wishing to access it must apply
    for authorization. The basic process involves having the user’s
    department head contact Mark Roope (mroope@vt.edu) of the Virginia Tech
    Information Technology Procurement and Licensing group. In this way,
    a license pack can be purchased, and the department head given
    a group in the openldap directory. Departmental users can
    than be granted access by the department head, using the
    group manager tool located at

    https://webapps.es.vt.edu/group-manager
    .