Absoft Technical Support FAQ's

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General Information For All
Absoft Fortran Compilers:

What Version Do I Have?

The Absoft version number is found on:

  • The front of your product CD
  • The Absoft compiler start-up screen
  • The absoft_release file in the Absoft Directory on your hard-drive

How Do I Find My License Number?

Your Absoft Serial Number (license key)
can be found in several places, such as:

  • On the outside of the Absoft
    software box

  • The inside front cover of
    your printed user guide

  • The back of the CD sleeve

  • On your registration form

  • If you received your software via
    download, your license number is
    included in the delivery email

If you do not have any of the above,
you can also locate your serial number
from your license.dat file

  • For Windows, Mac & x86/x86_64 Linux:

    The license.dat file is
    located in the Absoft folder.

  • For Linux PPC:

    The license.dat file is
    located in the clm_ibm folder.

Supported OS Distributions

Windows 32/64-bit:

  • Win2K - Vista

Mac 32/64-bit, PPC or Intel Based:

  • Tiger - Leopard

Linux x86:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 or later
  • SuSE 8.1 or later
  • Mandrake 8.2 or later
  • Fedora Core 1 or later
  • Ubuntu

Linux x86_64:
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.0 or later
  • SuSE 8.0 or later
  • Ubuntu

Can I use a command line with Absoft Fortran compilers?

Yes, the compiler is easy to use from the command line.

See the chapter Using the Compilers of your Absoft Fortran User Guide. The first section of that chapter describes using the command line.

Can I use Open MPI & MPICH with Absoft Fortran compilers?

Yes, please visit the Absoft Resources page for the MPI configurations supported by Absoft, as well as build instructions for Open MPI & MPICH for Absoft compilers.


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