IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.8 delivers performance, usability improvements, and a new download and go digital experience

IBM United States Software Announcement 217-343
October 17, 2017


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IBM® ILOG® CPLEX® Optimization Studio provides a model development toolkit for mathematical and constraint programming to optimize business decisions. IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.8 offers the following new features and enhancements:

  • Performance increases for Mixed Integer Programming (MIP), Linear Programming (LP), and Quadratic Programming (QP) problem, as well as Integer Constraint Programming.
  • Recording search information for CPLEX to reproduce exact algorithmic behavior
  • Variability tester and modeling assistance available in the Optimization Programming Language (OPL) integrated development environment (IDE)
  • OPL IDE in Apple MacOS
  • Linux® on z Systems® port for OPL
  • CP Optimizer solution bound information
  • Download and go capability


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Overview
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IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.8 provides a model development toolkit for mathematical and constraint programming to optimize business decisions and offers prescriptive analytics insights that include:

  • Identifying optimized plans or schedules while automatically balancing trade-offs with financial and operational key performance indicators
  • Increase the ability to respond to change by leveraging massive data and institutional learning across the integrated value chain to automatically prescribe specific courses of action or strategies to implement, in the form of plan, schedule, time table, allocation, and more
  • Incrementally add new decision capabilities and applications to support emerging business needs
  • Utilize a new download and go digital experience capability


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Key prerequisites
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ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio runs on IBM AIX®, Linux, Apple Mac OS, and Microsoft™ Windows™ platforms. For details, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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December 8, 2017: Electronic availability



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Description
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ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.8 includes the following new functions:

  • CPLEX and CP Optimizer engine users may get better performance without making any code changes.
  • CPLEX engine users are able to use a new call-back mechanism that is designed to not degrade performance.
  • CP Optimizer engine users will have more information on solution bounds, which can help provide a better idea of the solution quality.
  • CPLEX engine users can record all the calls to the CPLEX APIs so this information can be shared with IBM to reproduce abnormal behavior.
  • Java™ and .NET API are improved to include the latest CPLEX features and new parameters.
  • OPL IDE users can:
    • More easily see patterns and correlations in two-dimensional data with a matrix view rather than a single-table relational view
    • Use the performance variability tester in the OPL model inside the IDE
    • Run modeling assistance on the OPL model in the IDE
    • Change parameters directly in the IDE, no longer requiring scripting changes
  • Apple Mac OS users can use OPL IDE in their native OS environment and deploy OPL models.
  • Oplrun is available on Linux on z Systems (no IDE, just the run time and deployment).
  • A new download and go capability delivers a digital user experience that enables the user to download software for development purposes without any human interaction.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be found on the Product accessibility information website.

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.8 is capable as of December 8, 2017, when used in accordance with IBM's associated documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it. A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio provides operations research practitioners, such as consultants, OEMs, and so on, with efficient optimization modeling and solving capabilities by supporting the end-to-end modeling process. The offering provides innovative solver engines that are designed to be stable, high speed, accurate, and reliable.

ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio is easy to adopt. It provides an IDE and powerful engine defaults for the novice or intermediate user while allowing full flexibility and control required by advanced practitioners such as the following:

  • Systems Integrators (SIs) building custom analytics applications for third parties
  • Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) building analytical decision support applications for resale
  • Management consultants selling operational improvement services
  • In-house operations research professionals building applications for the benefit of their own companies
  • Users performing academic benchmarking algorithmic research or using tools in an instructional setting such as MBA, operations research, Industrial Engineering, other Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, and more


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Reference information
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For more information regarding CPLEX Optimization Studio, see Software Announcement 216-482, dated November 8, 2016, and Software Announcement 215-132, dated June 9, 2015.



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Program number
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Program number VRM Program name
5725-A06 12.8.0 IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio


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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers can be found on the IBM Skills Gateway website.

A free training and education course is available at the Mathematical Optimization for Business Problems website.

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.



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Offering Information
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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

For ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio documentation, go to IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services
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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For more information, see the Detailed System Requirements for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio website.

Software requirements

At least one of the following:

  • AIX 7.1 and 7.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 on Intel™, IBM Z, and IBM Power® LE
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 and 12 on Intel
  • Ubuntu 14 and 16 on Intel, Z (16 only), and Power LE
  • Apple OSX 10.10 and 10.11, Apple macOS 10.12
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This offering is delivered through the internet. There is no physical media.

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Product group: Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services (7G)

Product: IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio (5725-A06)

Product category: Hybrid Cloud Management Analytics


Passport Advantage

There are no changes to ordering information as a result of this announcement. For more information, see Software Announcement 216-482, dated November 8, 2016, for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.7 and Software Announcement 215-132, dated June 9, 2015, for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6.2.

Charge metric

There are no changes to metrics as a result of this announcement. For more information regarding metrics, see Software Announcement 216-482, dated November 8, 2016, for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.7 and Software Announcement 215-132, dated June 9, 2015, for IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio V12.6.2.



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License Information number

License ID Document Name
L-ASAY-APPAKL IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.8
L-ASAY-APPAEV IBM ILOG CPLEX Enterprise Server 12.8
L-ASAY-APPABA IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio 12.8 Community Edition

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

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Usage restrictions

Yes.

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Software Subscription and Support applies

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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