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Glen_F_1
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Licenses required for 4 users on 3 computer network

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We are putting together out budget for next year and need to determine how many licenses of Intel® Parallel Studio XE 2017 Profession Edition for Windows* OS we need to support 4 users on a 3 computer network.

The installation guide makes it sound like we should be covered for $1699 on up to three machines.  Is that correct?  The FAQ makes it sounds like it is per user, not per host.  Very confusing?!

https://software.intel.com/en-us/faq/licensing

How do I transfer licenses to/from another user?

Note: You can only transfer a serial number ownership to or from a different person with the same email domain.

Transferring a license to another person can be done for both named-user and floating licenses.

  1. Log in to the Intel® Registration Center. In the Serial Number view, click the serial number you want to transfer.
  2. On the Manage License page, under the Serial Number User Management section, click Transfer.
  3. Enter another email address within the same domain, and then click Transfer.

Transferring (pulling) a license from another person can be done only for named-user licenses.

  1. Log in to the Intel® Registration Center.
  2. On the right-hand side, under Intel Products, enter the serial number you want to pull, and then click Register. If the serial number belongs to the same domain as yours, the license will be transferred to you.

To transfer the license to a user from a different domain, you will need to contact Intel support. If you have an Intel Premier Support (IPS) account, you can submit a request against your product. If you don’t have IPS account, you can submit your request to Intel Software Development Products Download, Registration, and Licensing forum.

For more information click here.

https://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/managed/f6/60/parallel-studio-xe-install-guide-window...

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Licensing Information

Starting from the 2016 release, the named-user license provisions in the Intel® Software Development

Products EULA (available as EULA.rtf at <install_dir>\parallel_studio_xe_<version>.x.xxx\licensing)

changed to only allow the software to be installed on up to three systems, tracked by the system host ID. To install

the product on another system after you have reached this limit, you will need to release an old system

host ID from the registration system.  As an additional consequence to this change as well as some changes to the license design, you will

need an updated license to use Intel® Parallel Studio XE. Additional information is provided here. If you have further questions or concerns, please contact

Technical Support.  If you have any questions on licensing, visit the Licensing FAQ page.

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Jennifer_D_Intel
Employee
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Hello,

There are two license types: floating and named-user.  The named-user (single user) EULA does allow the product to be installed on up to three machines used by the same user (as many users have multiple machines), but the product should only be used by one user at any given time.  In accordance with the EULA, you would need 3 single user licenses, as only three users could use the product at once.

The floating license allows simultaneous use of the product for 2 or 5 users on any number of machines.  The license is served by a license manager server, which all machines must connect to. 

With regards to license use and management, the license owner has the ability to renew the license, download products, and modify certain license information.  Since many companies have a single person managing their licenses, licenses can have users who do not own the license and cannot renew, but can download the products.  If the owner leaves the role or company, you can transfer the license.  Transferring has no effect on activations. 

I hope that helps clear things up. 

Regards,

Jennifer

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Jennifer_D_Intel
Employee
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Hello,

There are two license types: floating and named-user.  The named-user (single user) EULA does allow the product to be installed on up to three machines used by the same user (as many users have multiple machines), but the product should only be used by one user at any given time.  In accordance with the EULA, you would need 3 single user licenses, as only three users could use the product at once.

The floating license allows simultaneous use of the product for 2 or 5 users on any number of machines.  The license is served by a license manager server, which all machines must connect to. 

With regards to license use and management, the license owner has the ability to renew the license, download products, and modify certain license information.  Since many companies have a single person managing their licenses, licenses can have users who do not own the license and cannot renew, but can download the products.  If the owner leaves the role or company, you can transfer the license.  Transferring has no effect on activations. 

I hope that helps clear things up. 

Regards,

Jennifer

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Glen_F_1
Beginner
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Is the price the same for floating or named-user?  Who do we contact to get a price quote?

Thanks,

Glen

Jennifer_D_Intel
Employee
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I've sent your request for a quote to one of our business managers, and you should be hearing from him shortly.

The floating licenses are quite a bit more than named-user licenses, because there is no limit to the number of installations. 

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