Product Release - 2014a
Version 2014a of Lumerical's product suite was released in May 2014. The release includes FDTD Solutions 8.9, MODE Solutions 7.1, DEVICE 4.1, INTERCONNECT 4.1.
Licensing notice - 2014a release - FlexNet LM v1.2.0+ required
Product architecture changes in the upcoming 2014a product release will require customers using the Lumerical FlexNet License Manager v1.1.8 and older to upgrade their FlexNet license manager. FlexNet version 1.2.0 and higher are compatible with the 2014a release. We recommend upgrading to version 1.3.0, which will be available with the 2014a product release.
Licensing notice - 2014a release - MODE Solutions customers
Product architecture changes in MODE Solutions v7.0 (eg. addition of the EME solver engine) will require that MODE Solutions customers update their licenses before upgrading to MODE Solutions v7.0. The MODE Solution v7.0 solver engines (FDE, varFDTD, EME) will not run without this license update.
The license update is free to all MODE Solutions customers. For accounts using the FlexNet license manager, the primary contact for your account will receive the license update by email before May 21, 2014. For accounts still using a legacy licensing option (eg USB key), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before upgrading to MODE Solutions v7.
Transition to FlexNet Licensing - 2014a release update
As described in prior communications, Lumerical is transitioning to the FlexNet license manager for our product licensing. Support for legacy licensing technologies (ie. USB keys) is being phased out. The last three product releases supported both FlexNet and USB key based licenses to provide time for the transition to FlexNet.
The upcoming 2014a product release in May 2014 (FDTD Solutions v8.8, MODE Solutions v7.0, DEVICE 4.0, INTERCONNECT 4.0) only support FlexNet. Customers still using a Legacy licensing technology have two options:
Switch to FlexNet now. This will allow you to upgrade to the latest product version.
Continue using your existing license.* You will not be able to upgrade to the newest product version.
* Your license will be automatically converted to a FlexNet based license during your next license anniversary.
If you would like to upgrade to FlexNet immediately, or if you have any further questions, please contact email@example.com.
Supported OS roadmap - OS X Mavericks added
Support for OS X Mavericks will be added in the upcoming 2014a product release.
Supported OS roadmap - Windows x32 bit end-of-life begins
Lumerical will phase out support for all Windows x32 bit operating systems in approximately 2 years during the spring 2016 product release. Users with Windows x32 bit OS’s are advised to begin their OS upgrade now.
Supported OS roadmap - Windows XP end-of-life begins
Following Microsoft’s end of support for Windows XP in April 2014, Lumerical will phase out support for Windows XP in approximately 1 year during the spring 2015 product release. Users with Windows XP OS’s are advised to being their OS upgrade now.
Supported OS roadmap - Linux 32 bit removed
Support for Linux x32 bit OS’s has ended. Users with a Linux x32 OS are advised to upgrade their OS now.