Global Optimization Toolbox: Better Optimization to Solve More Problems, Faster

Maplesoft (Waterloo, Canada) has released a major new version of its Maple Global Optimization Toolbox, which is now available from its partner in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts). The Toolbox is designed to solve a wide variety of optimisation problems in mathematics, engineering and the sciences; and this latest release harnesses the power of Optimus® technology from Noesis Solutions (Leuven, Belgium) to achieve faster solutions and expand the scope of problems this toolbox can solve.

The objective of global optimisation is to find the best possible solution in models that have a number of sub-optimal local solutions meeting requirements, but are not necessarily the best possible answer. Such problems can be very difficult to solve, and 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 a problem, so compromises do not need to be made.

Leveraging the powerful, proven optimisation technology from Optimus, the Maple Global Optimization Toolbox is now even more powerful. It features new solver methods and many more options that allow customers 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. Using these new methods and options, customers can reach their solutions faster and solve more problems than ever before.

“More and more, in today’s competitive environment, companies cannot settle for second-best when it comes to solving their design problems,” says Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Executive Vice-President and Chief Scientist at Maplesoft. “They need the best possible solution to deliver the best, most cost-effective products to their customers. 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,” says 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 technical document environment, users can develop full solutions that include computations, documentation, visualisations, interactive applications and more. With the new Global Optimization Toolbox they can now also find the optimal design solution more quickly and effectively.”

The Maplesoft product range, including Maple, MapleSim and Maple T.A., is supplied and supported by Adept Scientific in the UK, Ireland and the Nordic countries.

 About Maplesoft

Maplesoft, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is the leading provider of high-performance software tools for engineering, science, and mathematics. Its product suite reflects the philosophy that given great tools, people can do great things.

Maplesoft’s core technologies include the world’s most advanced symbolic computation engine and revolutionary physical modelling techniques. Combined together, these technologies enable the creation of cutting-edge tools for design, modelling and high-performance simulation.

Maplesoft’s products help to reduce errors, shorten design times, lower costs and improve results. The Maplesoft product suite includes Maple, the technical computing and documentation environment; MapleSim, the high-performance, multi-domain modelling and simulation tool for physical systems;.

About Adept Scientific Ltd

Adept Scientific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software and hardware products for research, scientific, engineering and technical applications on desktop computers and has offices in the UK, Germany and throughout the Nordic region. Full details and contact information for all Adept Scientific international offices are available at http://www.adeptscience.com; or telephone +44 (0) 203 695 7810.

About Noesis Solutions

Noesis Solutions, a subsidiary of Cybernet Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan, is a simulation innovation partner to manufacturers in engineering-intense industries. Specialising in simulation process integration and numerical design optimisation, its flagship product Optimus helps customers like Audi, BMW, Snecma, Thales Alenia Space, Tyco Electronics, Volkswagen and others adopt an ‘Engineer by Objective’ development strategy, saving on design time while improving product performance.


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