Thank you for your response. Just a clarification: do you mean 1280 processes or 128? And when running 128 processes, will I be utilizing 4 engine licenses?

I am curious whether the hpc license enables better utilization of computer resources. Your benchmark simulations show that the simulation time may actually increase when adding additional cores. But are you able to avoid this when using hpc licenses?

Also, do you think the hpc licenses will be available to academic researchers in the nearest future?