Software Acquisition & Licensing
Last modified: Tuesday April 28, 2009 4:12 PM
The Texas A&M University Supercomputing Facility has many commercial and freeware packages installed on our supercomputers. Our approach to acquisition of additional software depends upon its cost, licensing restrictions, and user interest.
Single User Interest
The license for the software is purchased by the user and his/her department or sponsor. The staff will be happy to install or help install the package on appropriate facility computers.
If a package is of interest to a group of several users, the best approach at first is for one user to act as a primary sponsor and arrange to split the procurement/licensing costs among the group. In this case, the Supercomputing Facility may assist in the procurement and billing of other group members as well as doing the installation.
The Supercomputing Facility will consider acquiring and supporting software packages that have broad interest among our users. Full facility support will depend on the cost of the package and our ability to comply with any restrictive licensing conditions.