[GE users] Using SGE to Manage LIcenses?

Reuti reuti at staff.uni-marburg.de
Tue Nov 1 22:53:32 GMT 2005


Chris,

Am 31.10.2005 um 23:33 schrieb Chris Dagdigian:

>
> I like the solution that Mark is proposing for license handling.  
> I've also got the time and interest in documenting, testing and  
> using it.
>
> I can't, however, answer questions about it until I have a version  
> running on one or more SGE testbed systems. Right now I only have  
> contacts at one commercial scientific software company that makes  
> FlexLM licensed applications. I've asked them for a floating  
> license (with a 3-12 month lifespan)  that can be used for FlexLM/ 
> SGE integration testing. My request is being reviewed internally -  
> they make high quality commercial code that is, ahem,  'not cheap'  
> so it is a non-trivial matter for them to grant me "free" license  
> tokens, especially as I work in the industry that they sell their  
> applications into.

couldn't Macrovision give you a license-file for a simple  
"HelloFlexLM" program? It must just be a counted license for a few  
nodes to test the race condition. - Reuti

> I'll happily trade HOWTO and integration notes for FlexLM license  
> integration with Grid Engine - I just need one or more licensed  
> apps (configured for use in a floating license sever  
> implementation) to test against. If anyone is in a position to help  
> me with this I'd appreciate it. My catch-22 is that FlexLM is  
> generally used to protect high-end software and makers of high-end  
> software are not known to freely give out copies of their products.  
> If someone can hook me up with a licensed application that uses  
> FlexLM I promise to use it responsibly etc. and make the SGE/ 
> license integration notes public.
>
> -Chris
>
>
>
> On Oct 28, 2005, at 4:10 AM, Olesen, Mark wrote:
>>
>> Well, yes and no.
>> My main concerns about unleashing 1k+ lines of perl code - and  
>> then getting
>> swamped by lots of questions - mean that I've now sent the code to  
>> a second
>> person on the list, who will try to help massage the code (and
>> documentation) into a form that should reduce the number of  
>> questions.
>>
>> Since I really don't have very time for hand-holding and teaching  
>> newcomers
>> perl, perhaps there are other people on the list who will jump  
>> into the
>> breach.
>>
>> /mark
>
>
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