Technical FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Technical Topics

Our technical FAQ is designed to answer common questions related to technical support questions you might have. Our technical FAQ is broken up based upon the platforms supported:

  • Windows specific FAQs, click here.
  • Linux specific FAQs, click here.
  • OS X specific FAQs, click here.

For other technical questions, continue below.

What Version Do I Have?

The Absoft version number can be found in these locations:

  • The absoft_release file in the Absoft directory on your hard-drive
    • Windows –  C:\AbsoftXX.X\absoft_release
    • OS X – /Applications/AbsoftXX.X/absoft_release
    • Linux – /opt/absoftXX.X/absoft_release
  • About AbsoftTools dialog using the About AbsoftTools… menu item
Absoft version displayed in the About AbsoftTools Dialog
Absoft version displayed in the About AbsoftTools Dialog

How Do I Find My License Number?

Physical Delivery: your license number can be found on the inside cover of the media case.

Electronic Delivery: your license number is contained in your product delivery email.

Your serial number is also located in the license.dat file in the Absoft product directory on your hard drive

  • Windows –  C:\AbsoftXX.X\license.dat
  • OS X – /Applications/AbsoftXX.X/license.dat
  • Linux – /opt/absoftXX.X/license.dat

Supported OS Distributions

Microsoft Windows 32/64-bit:

  • Microsoft Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Mac 32/64-bit,  Intel Based:

  • Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Lion (10.7)
  • Mountain Lion (10.8)
  • Mavericks (10.9)
  • Yosemite (10.10)
  • El Capitan (10.11)

Linux x86:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 or later
  • SuSE 10.1 or later
  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • Most other equivalent Linux distributions

Linux x86_64:

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0 or later
  • SuSE 10.1 or later
  • Ubuntu 10.04
  • Most other equivalent Linux distributions

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 User Forum section on Building and Using Additional Software  instructions on building and using various MPI packages with Absoft compilers.