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Are there licensing issues with CPMD?

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In short, no. CPMD is distributed by the CPMD Consortium and jointly owned by IBM and the Max-Planck Institute for Solid-State Research in Stuttgart. Non-commercial institutions and individuals can obtain a free copy of the program. The CPMD Consortium requires that you register and that you do not redistribute the code. CPMD is a very portable program, and will run on many platforms.

However, like with all licensed software on HPCVL computers, we require our users to read the agreement that exists between the owners of Gamess and HPCVL. If you want to use Gamess, you will have to read through the following license agreement, and then sign a statement that you have read and understood the agreement and will abide by it as a user of our facilities. Please return it to us by fax or mail. You will then be included in a Unix group that allows you access to the program.