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Registered: ‎05-04-2018

PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Hi,

I would like to purchase the 10G/25G subsystem license for both my kintex 7 & ultrascale+ project.

However, i notice the license have many deviations.

EF-DI-25GEMAC-PROJ

EF-DI-25GEMAC-SITE

Both of the above license have different price from digi-key.

 

Could you share the different between the deviation of the license ?

Thank you.

 

Best Regards

Honky Yau

 

 

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Hello @honkyyau ,

FYI - In relation to the IP Core licenses, these come as Site, Project and Worldwide, i.e.:

A "site license" is a license for a specific site. For example, if Xilinx had a site license for MicroBlaze, everyone at Xilinx within a five-mile radius would be under the license agreement (the "site license" is defined by a five-mile radius). 

There is also a “Project license” which only allows use of the core in a single project. A "project" is defined to be a single board that is programmed using multiple bitstreams containing the core, or multiple boards that are programmed by a single bitstream containing the core.

The above is explained in this Answer Record: https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/45589.html

Whereas, a “Worldwide license” is NOT defined by a five-mile radius and it is not specific to a single project. If there are many other users around the world are working on parts of the same/different design, they are allowed to log in and generate and use this Worldwide license no matter where they are based in the world, without breaking EULA.

As you may know, Site, Project and Worldwide licenses are not constrained to a number of seats.

Therefore, if this is a Site IP Core license, and if it is a Node-Locked license, assuming you are running these 2 projects on a single/particular PC, then one Node-Locked license for both projects would be enough.

However, if this is a Site IP Core license, and assuming you are running these project on 2 different machines (within a five-mile radius of your company), then in this case, you can just log in and generate a second IP Core Node-locked license.

When you generate any of these licenses as a floating license, the license will be given 9999 seats as shown in the following example.

# This is a permanent license generated on Tue Jun 03 16:29:25 UTC 2014

INCREMENT pci_express xilinxd 2013.08 permanent 9999 61355226A4B4 \

VENDOR_STRING=License_Type:Bought;howardp,pci_express,ip,permanent,_27773986_172415124_176082857_627 \

Therefore, if this is floating license, there is no need for 2 floating licenses in this case.

Please pay attention when purchasing an IP Core license, that would need to be shared between different projects, without breaking End User License Agreement that Xilinx has in place.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Xilinx Employee
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Registered: ‎05-22-2018

Re: PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Hi @honkyyau ,

Please check this AR# link:

https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/45589.html

Thanks,

Raj

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Registered: ‎05-04-2018

Re: PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Hi Raj,

After reading the link, i would like to know for SITE license, can the license working on offline server ?

What should we do if we changing our office location ?

 

Also, for the project license, do you means i need to purchase twice for Kintex 7 and Ultrascale + different project ?

 

Thank you.

Honky Yau

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Hello @honkyyau ,

FYI - In relation to the IP Core licenses, these come as Site, Project and Worldwide, i.e.:

A "site license" is a license for a specific site. For example, if Xilinx had a site license for MicroBlaze, everyone at Xilinx within a five-mile radius would be under the license agreement (the "site license" is defined by a five-mile radius). 

There is also a “Project license” which only allows use of the core in a single project. A "project" is defined to be a single board that is programmed using multiple bitstreams containing the core, or multiple boards that are programmed by a single bitstream containing the core.

The above is explained in this Answer Record: https://www.xilinx.com/support/answers/45589.html

Whereas, a “Worldwide license” is NOT defined by a five-mile radius and it is not specific to a single project. If there are many other users around the world are working on parts of the same/different design, they are allowed to log in and generate and use this Worldwide license no matter where they are based in the world, without breaking EULA.

As you may know, Site, Project and Worldwide licenses are not constrained to a number of seats.

Therefore, if this is a Site IP Core license, and if it is a Node-Locked license, assuming you are running these 2 projects on a single/particular PC, then one Node-Locked license for both projects would be enough.

However, if this is a Site IP Core license, and assuming you are running these project on 2 different machines (within a five-mile radius of your company), then in this case, you can just log in and generate a second IP Core Node-locked license.

When you generate any of these licenses as a floating license, the license will be given 9999 seats as shown in the following example.

# This is a permanent license generated on Tue Jun 03 16:29:25 UTC 2014

INCREMENT pci_express xilinxd 2013.08 permanent 9999 61355226A4B4 \

VENDOR_STRING=License_Type:Bought;howardp,pci_express,ip,permanent,_27773986_172415124_176082857_627 \

Therefore, if this is floating license, there is no need for 2 floating licenses in this case.

Please pay attention when purchasing an IP Core license, that would need to be shared between different projects, without breaking End User License Agreement that Xilinx has in place.

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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Explorer
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Registered: ‎05-14-2017

Re: PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Is the Site or Worldwide License has to do with the development of the ER-DI-ERNIC IP core, But not where the Xilinx FPGA IP core is actual use?

I'm designing the IP core in New Jersey and the Design will be delivered and use in Washington DC or let say California area.

Is the Site License be restricted to a 5 mile radius and cannnot be deliver and use outside of this, therefore I need a World wide license. What I'm not sure is if the 5 mile radius restricted to the developemnt of the IP or the using of the FPGA with the IP already implemented into the device.

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Registered: ‎06-14-2010

Re: PROJ or SITE license, what is the difference ?

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Hello @tchin123 ,

Seems like you've raised the same matter in 2 different places.

Anyhow, the answer is provided in your other forum post: 

https://forums.xilinx.com/t5/Installation-and-Licensing/Site-and-World-Wide-IP-License-for-ERNIC-IP/td-p/1035029

Hope this helps.

Kind Regards,
Anatoli Curran,
Xilinx Technical Support
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