License Options

COMSOL Multiphysics®

Named Single User License (NSL)

The COMSOL Multiphysics software may be installed and operated on up to four (4) individual computers, provided it is only accessible to, and operated by, a single licensed user designated by us as the Named User for that license and provided that the Named User may concurrently use the software on only two (2) of those computers at any given time. The NSL version of the software may not be accessed or used over a network or remotely.

CPU-Locked Single User License (CPU)

You can install the COMSOL Multiphysics software on one designated computer and different users can take turns using the software on that computer, one user at a time. The CPU version of the software may not be accessed or used over a network or remotely.

Floating Network License (FNL)

Licensed per concurrent user, you can install the software on as many machines on your network as needed within your country or territory. The COMSOL Multiphysics software can run on local computers, with the network used only for license authentication. Alternatively, you can run the software on a remote computer over your network. Support for remote computing includes using Windows® Remote Desktop. In addition, this license type allows access to the COMSOL computational engine using a client. For example, you can run the graphical user interface on an inexpensive local machine, while offloading the heavy computations to a remote high-end machine. Cluster and cloud computing is supported on Windows® and Linux® platforms.

Class Kit License (CKL)

As many as 30 students and teachers can simultaneously use the software for a class over a school network. Students may use the software for homework use, and teachers may use the software for lesson preparation.

COMSOL Multiphysics License Diagram

License Choice Summary

License Type Multiple Computers Multiple Platforms Multiple Users Client/Server Cluster Computing Network Access
NSL Oui Oui Non Non Non Non
CPU Non Non Oui Non Non Non
FNL Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui Oui

COMSOL Server™

COMSOL Server License (CSL)

Licensed on a concurrent user basis. Each concurrent user may run up to four concurrent applications. The CSL version of the software enables you to run applications built with the Application Builder. The CSL allows you to host and run those applications within your organization and also to those outside your organization who time share your concurrent user slots, worldwide. Applications can be accessed through a major web browser on a variety of operating systems or a COMSOL client for the Windows® operating system. See System Requirements for detailed requirements.

Academic Server License (ASL)

Licensed on a 300 concurrent user basis, each concurrent user may run up to four concurrent applications. The ASL version of the software enables you to run applications built with the Application Builder. The ASL allows you to host and run those applications for students, faculty, and staff of your academic institution or of any other academic institution, worldwide.

COMSOL Server License Diagram

For full licensing terms, please see the COMSOL License Agreement.