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Decision Optimization CPLEX & For Watson Studio

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Add maximal delay constraint for startBeforeStart, startBeforeEnd, ... constraints

I often have a constraint between interval variables that limit the maximum delay between the start/end and start/end of interval variables. I'd like a native, efficient method for implementing this constraint. I currently use constraints using fu...

Empty links in CPLEX Optimization Studio Documentation

There are many 'empty' links/pages in the CPLEX Optimization Studio Documentation when I search for topics. I limit the scope to CPLEX and IDE, but still get many, many blank results. I spend a great deal of time clicking through blank pages to fi...

Add git support to CPLEX Optimization Studio

We request to add on-prem GitHub integration into IBM CPLEX Optimization Studio to version control OPL models, datasets, and options files. We’d like to add functionality to clone a repository, commit/sync to a repository, to create/switch between...

Add Python 3.12 and 3.13 binary wheel distributions for CPLEX

The Python Package Index only contains distributions of CPLEX for 3.11 (see Please upload wheels for Python 3.12 and 3.13.

Add Apple Silicon builds of Python binary wheels for CPLEX

The Python package for cplex on the Python Package Index ( only provides macOS binaries for x86_64, not for Apple Silicon. Please upload binary wheels for Apple Silicon. In my industry (astronomy, astrophysics...

Ability to control cplex memory consumption

Nowadays optimization runs are more and more conducted in the cloud, in kubernetes environments. In kubernetes, the processes run inside containers in what are called pods. To prevent a pod to be killed when the node (machine) capacity is exceeded...

Create a Graviton ARM build for Linux for cplex

Useful for better performance on AWS compute.

Use container / cgroup cores when automatically picking threads

Currently, when auto selecting the number of threads, it looks like cplex uses the number of cpu cores. That doesn't work for containers that are cpu limited using cgroups, as the number of threads will be equal to the host machine's cpu core coun...

Superior approximation algorithm for finding Maximum (or large) Cliques in very large graphs. (Multi-Partite Graphs can be found)

Our maximum clique finding algorithm (that is polynomial in its run time) and which seems (from DIMACS benchmark tests) to run better than other methods that are presently available would be beneficial to IBM because it would allow you to solve co...
about 1 year ago in Decision Optimization CPLEX & For Watson Studio / CPLEX Optimization Studio 0 Future consideration

Support for Linux ARM

We need a build for Linux ARM64. Preferably redhat enterprise 8. We're aiming our software for the ARM architecture and CPLEX for ARM is currently only available on OSX, but not for Linux. This is blocking us.
about 1 year ago in Decision Optimization CPLEX & For Watson Studio / CPLEX Optimization Studio 0 Future consideration