Can someone clarify the license agreement that accompanies the beta program - in particular, can it be used for university research by salaried staff, normally not classified as "non commerical" by Intel?
Did you see something in the license to make you think it could not be used in a commercial manner? If you are concerned about something specific, we can look into it. Otherwise, we do not want to give general statements that might be misinterpreted.
Here is what I found out: the beta EULA does not prevent the use of the software for commercial purposes, however, there are restrictions regarding how the software may be used:
"UNAUTHORIZED USE: THE MATERIALS ARE NOT DESIGNED, INTENDED, OR AUTHORIZED FOR USE IN ANY MEDICAL, LIFE SAVING OR LIFE SUSTAINING SYSTEMS, OR FOR ANY OTHER APPLICATION IN WHICH THE FAILURE OF THE MATERIALS COULD CREATE A SITUATION WHERE PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH MAY OCCUR."
and, in addition, see the following from the EULA:
You agree to maintain as confidential all information relating to your use of the Materials and not to disclose to any third party any benchmarks, performance results, or other information relating to the Materials comprising the pre-release.
Ultimately, if you have concerns, you should have a lawyer review the agreement.