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What saoftware ls most expensive in the world?

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February 23, 2006 11:27:01 PM

Any custom software that is large and complex and used on only one computer.
However if you are talking about off the shelf software I've just ordered 5 copied of Wise Package Studio Suite at just over £5,000 a copy for work.
March 4, 2006 3:34:35 AM

well for "custom" software i think it would be the software that microsoft made in conjunction with vairous police departments to aide in the caputre of pedophiles i think the liscnce is around 4 mill US.

but for commercial software i think Maya is up there around $11 000 i think.
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March 14, 2006 3:42:34 PM

Just When You Thought Commercial Software Could Get Anymore Expensive.....Think AGAIN!

I`ve seen commercial software go up to +700k but they`re mostly game engine SDKs

0. The Windows Vista Source (NAW I`M KIDDING) OVER A BILLION $$

Here`s The Real List
Unreal Engine
3 -- $750,000 (For 1 Platform) + $100k (For Every Other Platform)

Renderware SDK-- $200,000

Source Engine ??? Estimated over $200k+

CryENGINE ??? Estimated Over $200k+

I know there`s more but I`ll update you when I find more....

AND MAYA 7.5 IS only $8000 but with TAX Probably around there.........
March 15, 2006 11:18:33 PM

What about "end user" applications not source code or sdk, what would be the top 5 or 10?
April 10, 2006 10:28:12 AM

How about some windows PE?! :twisted:
April 13, 2006 1:03:36 PM

Softimage Face robot is $94,995, its a high end facial animation software.
But you can get softimage XSI foundation for $495 thats really cheap for a leading 3D animation package it might have a few features taken out but you still get Mental ray rendering.
But this thread is a bit pointless I dont have $495 yet for XSI let alone $94,995
April 27, 2006 10:45:02 AM

It's hard to define end user. Any scientific software fall in the very expensive also (Matlab, CFD software etc). Also CAD design (ProE, Catia ...) softwares are quite expensive. I have no numbers because i never had to budget any of them myself.

The most expensive I heard was a license for VxWorks which ran around 200 000$.
June 14, 2009 9:47:42 AM

The most expensive commercial software:
Autodesk Inferno graphics system- $600,000~1,000,000
June 14, 2009 7:33:30 PM

Im thinking the software used for genome sequencing but Im not sure there is a lot of end users.
Possibly at C.E.R.N.
They say that atom smashing is pretty computer intensive.

Can I ask why you ask that question?
Anonymous
September 8, 2009 1:16:17 PM

6 years ago I read on and found there http :/ /s hopper.cnet. com software up to $4.5 million but now no longer exists, the name of this software has letter "ATM", I do not remember full name of it.
September 8, 2009 1:39:31 PM

I like this thread.

Really tickles my sense of curiosity.

I wonder if there are any torrents out there?... I wanna see what hundreds of thousands of dollars gives you in one piece of software.

I would expect it make a cup of coffee or at least type for me.

Joking about the torrent, I doubt whether my crappy old dual core could handle any of this stuff.
Anonymous
September 17, 2009 9:56:42 PM

Its Catia (CAD software) with all modules....1 million euro !
Anonymous
July 24, 2010 5:37:09 AM

I think the software is used at NASA and C.E.R.N the most expensive
July 25, 2010 5:53:35 AM

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