License managers in HPC environments must keep servers highly available and highly responsive. Job throughput depends on both if a company is going to be competitive in today's global economy. In addition, software licenses for HPC environments represent a significant economic investment which require metrics and reporting to ensure maximum ROI.
The License Management Discipline
The License Management community is a rich and vibrant one that has existed via the Centralized Enterprise Management User’s Group (CELUG) for more than a decade. CELUG was the building block upon which the Association was built. Over its lifetime, the User’s Group has successfully brought together the “three legs of the stool” — Administrators, License Technology Providers and Software Suppliers.