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Frontline shipping Solver SDK (Pro and Platform) V2017

Frontline Solvers is now shipping Solver SDK (Pro and Platform) V2017, a new version of its popular software development kit for solving Monte Carlo simulation and conventional and stochastic optimization models. Solver SDK V2017 inherits many of the new features of Analytic Solver V2017, such as enhanced Evolutionary Solver that solves complex (non-smooth, non-convex) models with integer variables much faster than before. It also uses a new, flexible licensing system, so developers will find they can use one license across an office computer, laptop and home machine (but only one at a time).

On AnalyticSolver.com, a comprehensive cloud-based analytics platform that parallels Analytic Solver desktop version, Frontline has found ways to significantly speed up the basic “turnaround” of optimization, simulation and data mining operations from its back-end RASON server cluster. Most users (including students) with small optimization and simulation models should see results two to three times faster than before. Data mining models also run faster, but because more data is typically returned, the speedup isn’t quite as dramatic.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.

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Holiday Retirement earns Edelman Award

Holiday Retirement won the 2017 Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research and the Management Sciences from INFORMS for its use of operations research (O.R.) to improve the pricing model for its more than 300 senior living communities across the United States. Read more →

U.S. Air Force and Disney receive the 2017 INFORMS Prize

The U.S. Air Force and The Walt Disney Company both received the 2017 INFORMS Prize for their pioneering and enduring integration of operations research (O.R.) and analytics programs into their organizations. The prizes were presented at the INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research in April in Las Vegas. Read more →

Air Force Academy’s O.R. program saluted

The U.S. Air Force Academy won the 2017 UPS George D. Smith Prize for its operations research (O.R.) program, which prepares graduates to become frontline O.R. practitioners as analysts in the Air Force. The program exposes more than 50 percent of cadets to at least one O.R. course and provides cadets the opportunity to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in O.R. Read more →

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