I have a class of 5 graduate students at Regis University, College of Computer & Information Sciences, Denver, CO. We want to experiment with MultiChain on a Linux Hadoop Cluster. We'd like to see if we can store information using HDFS or HBase across the cluster of 6 machines. We are running 64-bit, Linux Centos 7.x on the machines. This appears to be supported by your installation documentation.
Is there a cost for experimenting with MultiChain for the research at an academic institution? It will not be used as a commercial product.
We may want to also install it on a Windows machine as an alternative server on the same network to have at least two Blockchain instances running.