Gurobi Optimizer is a commercial optimizing library.
Aalto University has a site-wide floating license for Gurobi.
You can create a
gurobi.lic file in your home folder. The file should contain the following single line:
You can create this license file with the following command on the login node:
echo "TOKENSERVER=lic-gurobi.aalto.fi" > ~/gurobi.lic
The license is an Educational Institution Site License:
Free Academic License Requirements, Gurobi Academic Licenses: Can only be used by faculty, students, or staff of a recognized degree-granting academic institution. Can be used for: Research or educational purposes. Consulting projects with industry – provided that approval from Gurobi has been granted.
Gurobi with Python¶
anaconda-modules come with a pre-installed Gurobi installation.
By loading the module,
$GUROBI_HOME-variable is set to the installation
directory of the Anaconda-environment.
After setting the license, one can run, for example, mip1.py example from Gurobi’s website:
module load anaconda python $GUROBI_HOME/share/doc/gurobi/examples/python/mip1.py
Gurobi with Julia¶
For Julia there exists a package called
Gurobi.jl that provides an interface
to Gurobi. This package needs Gurobi C libraries so that it can run. The
easiest way of obtaining these libraries is to load the
use the same libraries that the Python API uses.
To install Gurobi.jl, one can use the following commands:
module load anaconda module load julia julia
After this, in the
using Pkg Pkg.add("Gurobi") Pkg.build("Gurobi")a # Test installation using Gurobi Gurobi.Optimizer()