OR/MS Today, June 1998

1998 Nonlinear Programming
Software Survey






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Product Publisher Operating Systems Size of Problem Solvable by this System
Smallest Version
Rows Columns Non-
zeros
Hardware required
AIMMS Paragon Decision Technology B.V. Windows (3.x, 95, 97, NT) 500 500 n/a PC 16Mb
CONOPT ARKI Consulting & Development A/S MS-DOS, Win (95/NT), most Unix versions (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Irix, OSF)
CONOPT for AMPL Compass Modeling Solutions Win (NT/95) and UNIX
DFNLP K. Schittkowski Any OS (PC to mainframe) with Fortran compiler
DOC/DOT Vanderplants R&D Inc. Any
FANPAC/NLP Aptech Systems Inc. NT/Windows 95/UNIX
GRG2 Optimal Methods Inc. Any with a Fortran or C compiler 200 5000 106 PC or higher
GRG2 for AMPL and AMPL Plus Compass Modeling Solutions Windows (NT/95)
IMSL Libraries Visual Numetrics Most UNIX, open VMS, Windows 95/NT n/a n/a n/a n/a
INTPT Optimal Methods Inc. Any with a Fortran compiler 2000 5000 10 (sixth PC or higher
LANCELOT P. Toint UNIX
LGO, for Continuous Global Optimization Pinter Consulting Services Windows (3.1*/95/NT, including DOS) Call vendor. Call vendor. Call vendor.
LINGO LINDO Systems Inc. Windows (95, NT, 3.x), Solaris, OSF/1, IRIX, AIX, Linux, DOS, etc. 100 200 Unlimited 486 DX with 8 Mb of RAM
LSGRG for AMPL and AMPL Plus Compass Modeling Solutions Windows (NT/95)
LSGRG2 Optimal Methods Inc. Any with a Fortran or C compiler 5000 10000 10(sixth PC or higher
LSSOL Stanford Business Software All scientific machines with a Fortran compiler
Mathcad MathSoft Inc. Windows NT, Windows 95/98 50 50 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
Microsoft Excel 97 - Solver Microsoft Corporation Windows (NT, 95/98), Macintosh OS 100 200 Unlimited Standard Windows PC or Macintosh Power PC
MINOS for AMPL Compass Modeling Solutions Windows (NT/95), UNIX
MINOS 5.5 Stanford Business Software All scientific machines with a Fortran 77 compiler
NAG C Library Numerical Algorithms Group UNIX (various), Windows NT/95, VMS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Various
NAG Fortran Library Numerical Algorithms Group UNIX (various), Windows NT/95, VMS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Various
NLPQL K. Schittkowski Any OS (PC to mainframe) with Fortran compiler
NPSOL 5.0 Stanford Business Software All scientific machines with a Fortran 77 compiler
Optimal EngineerĘ Transpower Corporation PC/MS DOS (Can run under Windows 3.+ and 95/NT) Unlimited Requires extended memory
Premium Solver Platform for Excel Frontline Systems Inc. Windows (NT, 95/98) 1000 1000 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
Premium Solver, Premium Solver Plus for Excel Frontline Systems Inc. Windows (NT, 95/98, 3.1) 200 400 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
SAS Software SAS Institute Inc. All major PC, UNIX and mainframe operating systems Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Any major platform
SCIENTIST for Windows MicroMath Research Windows (3.1, 95) 8000 8 n/a 386/387
SLP/GRG Optimal Methods Inc. Any with a Fortran compiler 20,000 100,000 10 (eighth PC or higher
SOCS and NLPSPR Boeing Co. All major systems
Solver DLL V3.0, Solver DLL Plus Frontline Systems Inc. Windows (NT 95/98, 3.1) 200 400 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
Solver for Lotus 1-2-3 97/98 Frontline Systems Inc. Windows (NT, 95/98) 100 200 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
SOPT-CP SAITECH Inc. Windows 95/NT, UNIX 1 1 1 PC/UNIX workstation
SQP Optimal Methods Inc. Any with a Fortran compiler 2000 5000 10 (sixth PC or higher
What's Best! LINDO Systems Inc. Windows (95, NT, 3.x) 100 200 Unlimited 486 with 8 Mb of RAM
XPRESS Barrier QP Solver Dash Associates Ltd. Windows (95, NT), most Unix platforms
X Solver 2.0 Exatech Corporation Windows (95, NT) n/a n/a n/a 986 or Pentium PC/Problem size is function of system resources.

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