MATLAB 2013 Licensing
In 2012, Berkeley entered into a campus-wide site license for MATLAB® software, the goals of which were to help campus reduce the total cost of use, improve the experience of provisioning and using MATLAB, and align software costs for all users. In 2013, the Office of the Chief Information Officer and the College of Engineering have agreed to continue to cover the complete cost of MATLAB licenses for this the second year of the 3-year agreement. While there is no change in the cost to users, there are changes to both the ordering process and to the approach for managing license servers.
In 2013, automation has significantly reduced staff effort in the ordering and provisioning process. At the beginning of the 2013 license cycle there were 45 license servers providing access to MATLAB across campus. Under this inefficient model, each one of these servers was being maintained and upgraded individually. Under the new model, there is one license server, maintained and upgraded centrally. It is estimated that moving to a centralized license server has freed up approximately two staff days per year for each license server, allowing departmental IT staff to focus more of their time on other important work.
Renewing/Ordering your license
In renewing your Matlab license in 2013, or while ordering a new license, you will have two options for License type. Please follow the steps appropriate to your license type. For more information please review the Matlab FAQ page.
Concurrent License (recommended)
Switching to the new Central Server
Switching to the new Central License server is easy. It involves adding a new license file to an existing install (either Group or Network), there is no activation needed. Concurrent licenses do require network connection to the license server to pull a seat license and launch a Matlab session.
To order a Concurrent license file please fill out the Concurrent License Request Form. License file distribution will begin Jan 3, 2013.
Designated Machine (DM)
Designated Machine licenses will require re-association of your Mathworks account with the UCB TAH license and license activation (An install guide will be distributed with the activation key). Activation keys will be distributed beginning Jan 3, 2013.
The Campus Central License Server is offered as a replacement for department maintained and operated license servers as a means to increase efficiency and free up department IT resources. However, if your department wishes to continue using its own license server, you can request a renewal of the Concurrent license by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For requests for classrooms or Student labs (for Instruction purposes), where there is not a one-to-one relationship between an End User and a Matlab install, please use the Matlab Request Form and complete the section for Classroom/Student Lab licenses.
If network connectivity is an issue and stand-alone licenses are required, please submit a request to email@example.com and include:
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