About the Mathematica Site License offer

Modified:2017-08-28

In the past, faculty members at the University of have voluntarily made agreements with Wolfram Research and obtained licenses for Mathematica. In light of this, it was decided that a site license of the software should be purchased by the university. As of February 2010, ACCC has assumed responsibility as the administrator of the Mathematica licenses and related matters. What follows is how the faculty, staff and students can make use of Mathematica and what needs to be kept in mind in using the software.

The license that the Tsukuba University has obtained is an unlimited educational program license, and the duration of the license agreement is three years, starting from April 2016 to March 2019. The undergraduate or graduate student, faculty and staff that belong to the following schools and colleges are eligible to use the latest version of Mathematica. The license allows the right of use only during the term of the license agreement. At the end of the contract, the users’ right will also run out. At the end of the current contract, the Organization for Information Infrastructure at shall decide whether or not the contract should be renewed. Accordingly, if it is deemed appropriate to terminate the contract, the Organization for Information Infrastructure will notify all concerned at least 3 months prior to the termination of the contract.

List of eligible schools and colleges which are covered by the license

The others are eligible to use the Mathematica by comprehensive program in which only the connection from in the university network.

On-Campus Use (Unlimited Educational Program)

Faculty, staff and students that belong to the above mentioned institutes are eligible to install Mathematica and Wolfram Lightweight Grid Manager free of charge on their PCs using Windows, Linux or Mac. Also, computer terminals which have installed the above mentioned software can be utilized by the students of public programs without any fees if the programs are hosted by University of Tsukuba.

Mathematica8 or later versions require an activation key and the installation program to install. The activation key and the installation program will be issued at the Wolfram User Portal (see the following URL for “Obtaining the Activation Key and the installation program”). Those who are already registered with the user portal should activate the program by entering their own user name and password. Those who are not yet registered should request the activation key and the installation program after the registration is completed. On obtaining the activation key, register your e-mail address that ends with the university domain name either @u.tsukuba.ac.jp or @un.tsukuba.ac.jp. The registration procedure will not work using any other e-mail address. The activation key will promptly be sent to the registered e-mail address.

On registering for the activation key, the user will be informed of the link for downloading the installation program. In order to download the program, the user is required to be registered as a user with the Wolfram User Portal. A registered user would be able to refer to the key, to download the installation program, or to manage the privilege of the Premier Service. Both the single machine license users and the network license users can use the same installation program.

If a single machine license is not sufficient, for example in cases such as constructing a large scale system or net boot system, please make inquiries at ACCC for the universal license media and password.

Obtaining the Activation Key and the installation program(link to the website of Wolfram Research)
Install manual for Mathematica 8
* Though the manual is for version 8, the latest version can be installed basically in the same manner.

Personal use by faculty and staff

By using a home use license agreement, faculty and staff that belong to the above mentioned institutes are eligible for installing Mathematica free of charge on their personally-owned computer terminals using Windows, Linux or Mac. Application for the license and downloading the software can be made from the website of Wolfram Research. An application has to be made for every computer terminal on which Mathematica is to be installed. Please note that it will take a few days for Wolfram Research to complete identity verification and inform the user of the URL for downloading the software.

The personally-owned computer user must not use the On-campus install program (described in the previous section) and password for the home use program. Faculty and staff must uninstall the software promptly on their retirement as the right to use the home use license will be lost at the time of this change of status.

For the website to make an application for home use (at Wolfram Research)
FAQ for home use (at Wolfram Research)
Application procedures for home use (within the university network only) [provided by HULINKS]…Available only in Japanese.
Application procedures for extension of home use (within the university network only) [provided by HULINKS]…Available only in Japanese.

Personal use by students

Students who belong to the above mentioned colleges and schools are able to install Mathematica for Studentsfree of charge on their personally-owned computer terminals using Windows, Linux or Mac through the Student Site License Program.

For installation, WolframID is required. If you do not have WolframID, make an account using e-mail address with domain of @u.tsukuba.ac.jp. For @s users (enrolled in or after 2017 or later), please use @u (replace @s with @u) to get WolframID.
Mails sent to your @u address are automatically forwarded to your @s address. (See also this page about the differences between @u and @s.)

The students must uninstall the software promptly when they are no longer registered at the University of Tsukuba as the right to use the software will be lost at the time of this change of status.

Obtaining Activation Key and the installation program for Students (link to the website of Wolfram Research)
Install manual for Mathematica 8 for Students
* Though the manual is for version 8, the latest version can be installed basically in the same manner.

Faculty members, Staff and Students that are not covered by the Unlimited Educational Program

ACCC is making the network license server available for those who are eligible for the Comprehensive Program (those not included in the above mentioned “Eligible Colleges and Schools”). Those who do not belong to the formerly mentioned institutions can have access to the Mathematica program via the license server using the on-campus network. Please obtain the installation program from the following download site. The installation, however, is not allowed for students, faculty members or staff onto their privately-owned computer terminals.

Install manual for Mathematica 8
* Though the manual is for version 8, the latest version can be installed basically in the same manner.
Download the installer(Type the Unified Authentication ID [13-digit number] and password)

Application guidance/ training manual (within the university network only) [provided by HULINKS]…Available only in Japanese.

Application guidance [ PDFCDFHTMLNotebook ]
Training manual [PDF]

Others

  • Q. When trying to acquire an activation key, a message saying “For additional activation keys, please contact your site administrator.” is displayed.
    A. The maximal number of keys you can acquire has become 4 per user. If you want to reorganize (deactivate) your acquired activation keys or to acquire more than 4 keys, please contact the inquiry below with [Mathematica version / required number of activation keys / affiliation / full name in Latin alphabet / email address of @u or @un].
  • All users are entitled to software updates as needed during the term of the contract. The password needs to be renewed every year, as it expires each year.
  • When dialogue of the expiration date is displayed on Mathematica8 (Japanese only)
  • How to install License Manager (reference: Wolfram Research website)
  • Q: I cannot register myself using the password that was downloaded from the Wolfram website.
    A. This could happen if the Mathematica software installed from a DVD distributed before the ACCC became responsible as the administrator (prior to February 2010).
    Replace the content of the existing mathpass file with the following mathpass file description as written in the e-mail.

      ex.)
      vmw7 9999-99999-99999 L9999-9999 9999-999-999:8,8,16,99:9:99999999
    
      The mathpass file is usually placed under the following path.
      Replace and enter your user name where it is designated below as "username".
    
      Windows 7/Vista,
      C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Mathematica
    
      Windows 2000/XP
      C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mathematica
    

Overview

*1 In the case of network license, connection to the server is necessary; in the case of client, connection to the server is unnecessary (client works with the server password, therefore, server name is required)

Eligibility Kinds of Program License Number of Licenses Password necessity*1 Place of use Personal use (personally-owned computer terminals)
List of eligible schools and colleges Unlimited Educational Program Single Machine (user) license,
Network License
unlimited Regular password(machine specific, based on MathID),
Universal/general purpose password(not reliant on MathID)
Anywhere Faculty and staff: Home use license
Students: Mathematica for Students
All the rest Comprehensive Program Network license 20 Not necessary, but server required On-campus only X
Not available because the number is limited for home use license

For more information, contact the following:

Re: license and installation
Academic Computing and Communications Center
E-mail accc-software@cc.tsukuba.ac.jp

Re: Mathematica software
Technical support at HULINKS Inc.
E-mail Form for inquiry only (In the e-mail, refer to your affiliation as faculty/staff/student of the University of Tsukuba)


[Confirmed consistency at 2017-08-28T11:28 with the Japanese version 2017-07-27]