License types

To use Arm Forge and Arm Allinea Studio, you require one of these licenses:

  • Single node-locked license: Workstation license (Forge), or named user license (AAS)
  • Floating license (also known as Supercomputing)
  • Evaluation license (enables you to trial the tools for 7 days)

Named user/Workstation

Workstation/named user licenses restrict access to a specific node and are managed by a single license file. There is no need for Arm License Server to manage these license types. You can purchase a named user license or workstation license for any of the Arm tools on the online Developer store.

Purchase Arm Allinea Studio    Purchase Arm Forge

Floating

Floating licenses are server-hosted and enable any logged-in user to use the tools. They are suitable for large clusters and require Arm License Server to manage them.

To inquire about purchasing a floating license suitable for your system needs, contact the Arm Sales team at sales-hpc-sw@arm.com.

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Evaluation

To evaluate the tools, you can request an evaluation license. Evaluation licenses let you try Arm Forge or any of the Arm Allinea Studio tools for up to 7 days. To demonstrate the tools in action, a trials package is available with some example code and guidance on running the examples. Alternatively, you can run them with your own workloads.

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Licensing topology and management

To view the license topology and learn how to manage your license, read our tool-specific license information:

Arm Forge

Learn more about the license types that are available, and how to setup, configure, and manage your licenses.

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Arm Allinea Studio

Learn more about the license types that are available, and how to setup, configure, and manage your licenses.

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Set up Arm Licence Server

Set up Arm Licence Server for floating licenses

Watch this tutorial video about setting up the Licence Server, and refer to the links below for more information about setting up the floating license.

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Arm Licence Server serves licenses to the users of a supercomputer or computing cluster.

If you have purchased a floating license for either Arm Forge or Arm Allinea Studio (AAS), you need to install Arm Licence Server before you can use the license with the software tools.

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Note: You do not require Arm License Server to use the software tools if you have a workstation license (Forge), named user license (AAS), or an evaluation license.