Checking Status of Shared-Application Licenses

The check_license command provides license availability information for the HPCMP shared applications shown in the first and third columns of the table below. The second and fourth columns show the argument supplied to check_license.

SLB Applications Non-SLB Applications
ABAQUS abaqus Ansys ansys
ACCELRYS accelr CFD++ cfd++
ACFD acfd Comsol comsol
GASP gasp FieldView fieldview
LS-DYNA lsdyna GridGen gridgen
MATLAB matlab TecPlot tecplot
Star-CCM starcm TotalView totalview

The check_license command shall be available on all user-accessible systems at each of the participating centers.

To check the status of any SLB or non-SLB license, check_license is executed followed by the application name as shown in the table above. For SLB supported applications, license availability information is followed by a listing of all reservations. For any non-SLB application, check_license will display only the number of unused licenses.

For example, the command:

$ check_license starccm

produces output similar to the following:

                     Available starccm Licenses:
                     Reservable starcm Licensed features (avail licenses):

ccmppower: 2


                         Reservations for starcm

Display window is from Wed Oct 10 16:52:11 2012 (1349902331)
                    to Thu Oct 10 16:52:11 2013 (1381438331)

id=RAR478227 user=jiangm host=RAPTOR ts=1349531972 te=13.. tok:ccmppower=1
    Sat Oct 6  09:59:32 2012 through Fri Oct 12 08:59:32

The check_license command will be automatically updated each time a new SLB or non-SLB application is added to the original list of applications.

The SLB provides a number of interactive scripts that users may execute to get information about current or future availability of licenses. Please see the SLB User Guide, posted on the User Dashboard website, for more information.

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