Licensing of grid workers

There are two main steps involved in setting up the licenses for your CLC Grid Workers.

Step 1: Obtain your CLC Grid Worker network licenses and make them available for use

CLC Grid Worker licenses are served by the CLC Network License Manager software. For information on installing and configuring that software, and on downloading and making your CLC Grid Worker licenses available for use, please refer to the CLC Network License Manager manual at:

A pdf version is available at

Step 2: Configure the location of the CLC Network License Manager for your CLC Grid Workers

One license is used for each CLC Grid Worker script launched. When the CLC Grid Worker starts running on a node, it will attempt to get a license from the CLC Network License Manager, and when the job is complete, the license will be returned.

To provide the details needed for CLC Grid Workers to communicate with the CLC Network License Manager, use a text editor to open the file: gridres/settings/ under the installation area of your CLC Server.

The file will look something like this:

	#License Settings

For grid use, we recommend that autodiscovery is turned off, i.e. autodiscover=false and that the host name or IP address of your CLC Network License Manager is specified using the serverip property.

After you have configured your grid presets, and have saved them, those presets are deployed to the location you specify in the Path to CLC Grid Worker field of the preset. Along with the clcgridworker script, the license settings file is also deployed.

If you need to change your license settings, we recommend that you edit the file under gridres/settings/ of your CLC Server installation, and then re-save each of your grid presets. This will re-deploy the CLC Grid Workers, including the changed file.