Yes and no. Compute is made up of two things – the virtual licensing of the WebDev module and the ability to do gateway scripting.
If you have an Edge license applied that does not include Compute (or are using Edge in trial mode), just remove the WebDev module.
If you have an Edge license that includes Compute, I guess you could remove the WebDev module and ignore the scripting capability? I’m not sure why you would pay for Compute and then not want it.
If the issue is the number of modules getting installed when you first set up Edge, we made that choice to make it easier on the user. We have five different Edge plug-ins now, each of which comes with various modules, and those plug-ins can be used in any combination. We decided to make just a single download that included all the modules – the user can either ignore or uninstall any modules they don’t intend to use. That seemed simpler than making you figure out which modules you might need for the version of Edge you decide to go with.