With a Professional License, you get fully featured software and optimum productivity for your team. All DHI’s products and modules are available for purchase on a Professional license, and each ‘seat’ purchased comes with four concurrent simulations of the engine(s) associated with that product or module (except FEFLOW, where a Professional License allows unlimited concurrent simulations of models utilising the same mesh). Professional Licenses are also available as an Internet License, saving the money and man-power typically associated with establishing and maintaining a license server.
Many MIKE modules can utilise computer parallelisation techniques, and Professional licenses are delivered with 16-core capability (each concurrent simulation can utilise up to 16 CPU cores). Compute capability for these modules is set to Unlimited cores on a Professional License while SMA is valid (similarly, for those modules that can utilise GPU computing hardware, Professional SMA provides free access to GPU). In addition to technical support and updates, having Professional SMA also provides further benefits including volume discounts, priority access to DHI’s online services, and bonus modules that DHI no longer sells (e.g. MIKE Animator Plus).
The Essential License is DHI’s entry level product, competitively priced but with some limitations. Some of our more specialised products and modules are not available to purchase as an Essential License, and each ‘seat’ purchased comes with only one concurrent simulation (including FEFLOW). CPU computing capability is set at 8-core (compared to 16/Unlimited cores for a Professional License), and GPU computing capability can be added at additional cost. An Essential License is only offered as a floating type (with hardware lock), and cannot be delivered as an Internet License.
Essential SMA is 30% cheaper than Professional SMA (no volume discount or bonus modules), but still offers the same great technical support and software updates. If you start with an Essential License but find that you are growing out of it (needing more specialised modules or greater flexibility of compute power), there is an upgrade path to Professional for the difference in list price.
University licenses are strictly limited to educational and research purposes only. University licenses are granted a 50% discount on the Professional list price (purchase and SMA).