Paul J. Heney, Editorial Director
Maplesoft has announced a major new release of the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox for solving a wide variety of optimization problems in mathematics, engineering and the sciences. For this release, the company partnered with Noesis Solutions to incorporate the Optimus technology. Noesis’ Optimus is a platform for simulation process integration and design optimization. Its optimization technology is now the engine behind the Global Optimization Toolbox, reducing solution times and expanding the scope of problems this toolbox can solve.
The objective of global optimization is to find the best possible solution in models that have a number of sub-optimal local solutions that meet the requirements, but are not the best possible answer. These problems can be very difficult to solve—so engineers and researchers are often forced to settle for sub-optimal solutions. The result can be inferior designs and operations, and related expenses in terms of reliability, time, money, and other resources. The Maple Global Optimization Toolbox provides a powerful set of global solvers that find the best possible solution to the problem.
Using this optimization technology, the toolbox features new solver methods and many more options to guide the search for the solution based on their knowledge of the particular problem. For example, customers can select different methods for locating promising new points in the design space or control the balance between computation speed and probability of success. With these new methods and options, customers can reach their solutions faster and solve more problems than ever before.
“[Companies] need the best possible solution to deliver the best, most cost-effective products to their customers,” said Dr. Laurent Bernardin, EVP and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “With the new Maple Global Optimization Toolbox powered by Optimus technology, customers will be able to determine the best solutions to their most challenging problems.”
“We are pleased that Maplesoft has chosen our industry-proven Optimus technology to develop their new Global Optimization Toolbox,” said Naji El Masri, Noesis Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer. “Thanks to its robustness, Optimus technology is increasingly being adopted by software development companies like Maplesoft to extend the power of their solutions. Inside Maple’s rich technical document environment, users can develop full solutions that include computations, documentation, visualizations, interactive applications, and more. With the new Global Optimization Toolbox based on Optimus technology, they can now also find the optimal design solution more quickly and effectively.”
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