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Software Acquisition & Licensing

Last modified: Wednesday March 09, 2016 8:05 AM

The Texas A&M University High Performance Research Computing 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.

Group Interest

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 High Performance Researcg Computing may assist in the procurement and billing of other group members as well as doing the installation.

Broad Interest

The High Performance Research Computing 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.