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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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