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.

Licensed software used on ARC systems must be reviewed in accordance with Virginia Tech University Policy 3015 . Software license review requests should be made to IT Procurement and Licensing solutions. For questions regarding software licensing refer to: https://software.vt.edu/help

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. 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.  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. 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 can be made available to existing license holders only.