The Center of Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) Annual Review Meeting usually takes place at Carnegie Mellon University. But due to the COVID-19 situation, the 2021 meeting was conducted remotely and GAMS was a part of it.
GAMS and the packaged solvers impose restrictions with regards to the problem sizes that can be solved with a free demo or community license. For academic users, there is a free alternative to run large models: NEOS server.
Each year, GAMS donates EUR 500 to each of the three winners of the price for excellent Diploma- and Master Theses. Congratulations to this years winners!
We now provide integration of GAMS in Jupyter Notebook. This post summarizes how to get started.
With schools and universities shutting down globally due to the ongoing pandemic, some university students using GAMS in their projects have been locked out of computer labs.
Energy system optimization modeling has become a key ingredient in transitioning to decarbonized energy supply systems based mostly on renewables. Yet, these systems reveal a growing complexity, e.g., due to the decentralization of infrastructures or an increasing variety of potential technologies capable of balancing energy demand and supply. This renders a reliable application of traditional optimization modeling techniques impossible.
Some of you might have noticed that coincident with releasing GAMS 30.1, we have introduced some changes to our licensing model . Below we summarize what has changed. Demo We have changed the way we allow users to test GAMS (“demo mode”). We now require registration on our website and generating a demo license before using the software.
GAMS offices are geographically distributed between different cities in the US (GAMS Development Corp.) and Germany (GAMS Software GmbH). The teams try to meet regularly - this time we enjoyed our Christmas party at Henk Mulder’s cooking school, where we could try our hands at preparing our own Christmas dinner. Not everyone was there, but fortunately it still worked a treat - have a look at the pictures.
This year, Lleny, Franz, Lutz, Michael, and Steve traveled to Seattle for the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2019. Lutz and Steve held a Pre-Conference Workshop on Saturday, talking about GAMS and our interactive web application framework GAMS MIRO, which was well received. On Tuesday, Michael gave a Conference Talk about Solving Energy System Models with GAMS on HPC platforms.