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If you are interested in purchasing a license for ATK or Virtual NanoLab, the easiest way is to use the contact form to get in touch with us. Please state clearly in your message your affiliation (university, company, institute) and, if possible, what kind of license you are interested in.
If you work as an academic researcher at a university, high school, or similar (but not including government labs), you can obtain a free, perpetual license for Virtual NanoLab by filling out this form. The free VNL license does not include the VASP functionalities, and for that, you must purchase a license.
Read more about Virtual NanoLab without ATK.
Atomistix ToolKit is a platform that provides a uniform interface to several different packages. Each of these is an individual product, in the sense that a license must be purchased for each one separately:
A license can be obtained either as
A perpetual license costs twice as much as an annual, and prolonging the maintenance contract for 12 months costs 50% of the annual license (by the current price list at the time).
ATK (both DFT and SE) is parallelized on two levels. First of all, it will thread on multicore processors, using OpenMP. This feature is included without extra charge. Second, a substantial performance benefit can be obtained by running ATK under MPI parallelization on a cluster (for more information, see the Parallel Guide).
To run ATK under MPI requires "slave" licenses, in addition to the "master" license, which is the basic license for each product.
Both master and slave licenses are separated for the different products. Thus you need both an SE master and SE slaves to run a Hückel calculation in parallel.
Our license model does not care about which users have access to the software. It also does not put any limit on which computers that can run it, or whether you prefer to use Windows or Linux.
The only thing that is counted is the number of processes that can run concurrently. With 2 master licenses, at most 2 calculation jobs can be run at any given time, and with 1 VNL license, one person can use the GUI at the time.
This is all handled by the license server, using a floating license technique. The license file itself is bound to the license server, but any computer that can connect to the license server can check out a license, until all features are checked out.
For license prices, please contact us.