[Beowulf] licensing issues for Fortran compiler on cluster

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon May 24 07:07:08 PDT 2004

Hi Jonathan:

  Portland Group (www.pgroup.com)

and probably a few others.


On Mon, 2004-05-24 at 02:14, Jonathan Ennis-King wrote:
> I'm contemplating building a small cluster (10-12 nodes), and want to 
> clarify the current situtation for licensing of Fortran compilers, so 
> that I can compile some Fortran90 MPI code. From the archives I see that 
> early last year there was discussion about the license for the Lahey 
> Fortran compiler restricting one to running on clusters of a certain 
> designated size (depending on cost of the license). Now looking at the 
> Absoft website, they seem to have license costs for clusters of various 
> sizes as well. So the question:
>   Which Fortran90 compiler vendors (if any) allow one to compile on a 
> single machine, link again relevant libraries and run on a cluster of 
> arbitrary size, WITHOUT having to pay based on the size of the cluster?
Joseph Landman, Ph.D
Scalable Informatics LLC,
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