When software licensing cripples scientific throughput
I work for The University of Manchester where, among other things, I assist in the support of various high performance and high throughput computing systems. Exchanges such as the following are, sadly, becoming all too commonplace Researcher: “Hi, I have an embarrassingly parallel research problem that needs a lot of compute resource. Can you help?” Support: “Almost certainly, you could have access to our 2500 core Condor pool or maybe our 2000 c...
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