The ADINA programs can be used with either a node-locked license or a floating
license. The options available are:
- Node-Locked License (Any User)
- Floating License (Industry)
- Floating License (Educational)
A node-locked license allows ADINA to be run only on the licensed
computer; i.e., the license is tied to a single computer. The node-locked license fee is based
on the number of processors (cores) that the user wants to use to run an
ADINA job on the computer. The most common and basic node-locked license
allows up to two processors (cores) for each job.
The main advantage of a node-locked license is that there is no restriction on
the number of ADINA jobs running on the licensed computer. This type of
license is most often used by a single person on a single computer.
A floating license allows ADINA to be run on any computer (Unix/Linux or Windows)
attached to a network with one of the computers acting as the ADINA license server.
The license server machine can be an ordinary PC or workstation running Unix/Linux
or the Windows operating system.
The main advantage of a floating license is that the ADINA license units
can "float" across to any computer on the network. This type of license
is most suitable when there are several ADINA users who need to run
ADINA on different computers.
The ADINA floating license is issued for Industry users or University users.
Floating License (Industry)
Pricing for industry floating licenses is based on the number of units of each
program module. Each license unit of a program module allows the user to
run a session of the program module on any computer attached to the ADINA
license server computer.
For example, if a customer licenses 2 units of ADINA, 1 unit of ADINA-F,
and 2 units of AUI, then at any one time, the sum of all the ADINA programs
running on all the computers on the network cannot exceed 2 ADINA jobs,
1 ADINA-F job and 2 AUI sessions.
Note that an ADINA-FSI job uses 1 unit of ADINA and
1 unit of ADINA-F. Similary, an ADINA-TMC job uses 1 unit of ADINA and
1 unit of ADINA-T.
In addition, for the solver programs, the number of processors (cores) that can
be used for a single job is limited based on the number of license units
licensed for the program.
Number of Max. number of
license units processors (cores)
4 no limit
Floating License (Educational)
A special educational license is available for the use of ADINA for
research and teaching in the Universities. This special floating
license allows an unlimited number of users to run ADINA throughout the
More details about ADINA license installation can be found at the following pages.