It depends. PolyUMod® licenses are offered for a single FE code, and whether the license is node-locked or floating depends upon the FE code selected. More specifically:
- For Abaqus, ANSYS, LS-DYNA, and MSC.Marc, the PolyUMod software program is available with a floating network license, utilizing its own license server.
- For COMSOL Multiphysics, PolyUMod is available with either a floating network license, utilizing its own license server, OR a node-locked license, installed on one computer and used on that computer only.
(A license server is a central location on a network where licenses are stored and can be accessed by users on the network.)
With a floating network license, you install a license server on a single computer, and install the software on an unlimited number of computers on your network.
The single computer where the floating network license resides can be a server or it can be a personal workstation. If it resides on one person's workstation, other users on the network (who have downloaded the software onto their own computers) can access the license simply by providing the name of the license-holder's machine when prompted.
The floating network license also allows users to install PolyUMod on their local machines and to run another software program such as Abaqus on a different computer.
MCalibration® is provided as a node-locked license, to be installed on one computer and used on that computer only.
Note that PolyUMod floating licenses can also be generated for use on a virtual server.