In this tutorial I will describe how to download and install a full version of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.6.1 (the latest version as of now – May 2015).
IBM gives scholars and university researchers free access to its software and systems. This support to our academic research is greatly appreciated. You need to register and apply for the IBM Academic Initiative program, through IBM Academic Initiative.
When you receive the confirmation of your eligibility, you can login and click on “Access IBM software and systems”, which will allow you to search for whatever IBM product you want. Here, I was looking for “CPLEX”. A list of CPLEX versions appears in the pop-up list, I clicked on CPLEX 12.6.1, the latest one.
Then a large list of supported platforms appear. I downloaded the 784MB for Windows 64 bits. Then it is as easy as executing the downloaded file.
Go through the regular installation options and click Next.
In the end you will have installed a full version of CPLEX Optimization Studio. Enjoy!
You might want to see How to Install MS Visual Studio and How to Configure MS Visual Studio with CPLEX Concert Technology.
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