Node vs Floating

What is the difference between NODE license and FLOATING licenses?

Illustrating the NODE license

  • Do not require Lumerical FlexNet license manager.
  • License activation is done with the product’s license configuration utility.
  • The license cannot be shared with other users/computers on the Network.
  • Is available for Windows and Mac OS only.

And the FLOATING license

  • Requires Lumerical FlexNet license manager to activate the license.
  • License are Shared with other users/computers on the Network.
  • Available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems.

More details on Lumerical’s license models:

More details on configuring the User’s computers using Lumerical’s photonic design software:

More information and sample network configuration using Floating license: