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How is the Iris Explorer Licensed?

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HPCVL has a license agreement with the Numerical Algorithms Group. This license allows Iris Explorer to be executed on our machines without restrictions on the number of processes or seats.

The presence of a valid license is checked at runtime. This means that a license manager is automatically invoked everytime Iris Explorer is executed. This license manager will then check the system for a presence of a license file which uniquely identifies the machine.

Our agreement with NAG includes the unique opportunity for HPCVL users to download and use the Iris Explorer on their own workstations. Individual license keys will be required for this, and will be issued by us on a temporary basis. The validity of the license key is limited by the duration of our agreement with NAG, and of your access with HPCVL. Within these terms, you can freely use the software on an arbitrary number of machines. Note that we also require our users to sign a statement that they are HPCVL users, that the license keys will not be copied and passed on to third parties, and that the usage of the software will be non-commercial and serves research purposes. Find a copy of the statement here, and return it to us signed to be issued a license key. Note that the statement extends to all NAG software, i.e. it includes the NAG libraries as well. All NAG Software can be downloaded here.