CPLEX made easier for academics by removing licence key
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Update on Dec 10, 2013 A more recent post on this topic can be found here.
As part of our effort to make optimization pervasive we made our optimization products free for academic use two years ago. In order to do this we leveraged the IBM Academic Initiative.
IBM Academic Initiative is a global program that faculty members, research professionals at accredited institutions, and qualifying members of standards organizations can join. Members can get full versions of a large selection of IBM software, including IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio at no charge. More information about IBM ILOG Optimization products in the IBM Academic Initiative can be found on this page http
What changes now is that we are removing the need for license keys. This simplifies the installation and administration of our software for academics. We recommend that academics replace all their optimization products by the new versions from the Academic Initiative Software Catalog that do not require a key.
Details about how to download the version without a key are provided in our support forum