GAMS Development Inc. today announces that it has signed an agreement with Optimization Direct, a leading expert in optimization software, to include their product, ODH|CPLEX, in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). This partnership provides GAMS/CPLEX customers with an additional tool (or some additional mathematical horsepower, if you like) to use in solving large and complex planning, scheduling and supply chain optimization problems.
"User-provided model annotation has resulted in new ways to formulate and solve optimization problems. ODH|CPLEX builds on this concept to find better solutions more quickly." said Michael Bussieck, Managing Director at GAMS. "The automatic decomposition mode in ODH|CPLEX allows users to simply swap their MIP solver with ODH|CPLEX and to immediately benefit from this new technology. We are excited to offer ODH|CPLEX to all our GAMS/CPLEX customers, even free of charge for users in academia!"
Robert Ashford of Optimization Direct adds. "We are happy to work with GAMS. They have a very large CPLEX user base that will definitely benefit from using ODH for difficult MIP problems. The GAMS academic network is very strong and it will be great for ODH to be used widely in the academic community."