OR/MS Today, June 1998

1998 Nonlinear Programming
Software Survey






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Product Publisher Size of Problem Solvable by this System
Largest Version
Rows Columns Non-
zeros
Hardware required
AIMMS Paragon Decision Technology B.V. Unlimited Unlimited n/a PC with large memory
CONOPT ARKI Consulting & Development A/S Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Intel Petium, RS/6000, HP, Sun, SGI, Digital/Alpha
CONOPT for AMPL Compass Modeling Solutions 1000+ 1000+ PC or UNIX workstation
DFNLP K. Schittkowski
DOC/DOT Vanderplants R&D Inc. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
FANPAC/NLP Aptech Systems Inc.
GRG2 Optimal Methods Inc.
GRG2 for AMPL and AMPL Plus Compass Modeling Solutions 200 400 PC workstation
IMSL Libraries Visual Numetrics Depends on system Depends Depends
INTPT Optimal Methods Inc.
LANCELOT P. Toint
LGO, for Continuous Global Optimization Pinter Consulting Services hundreds hundreds 16 Mb RAM on PC's
LINGO LINDO Systems Inc. Varies w/ platform
LSGRG for AMPL and AMPL Plus Compass Modeling Solutions 100+ 100+ PC
LSGRG2 Optimal Methods Inc.
LSSOL Stanford Business Software Hundreds Hundreds Sufficient memory
Mathcad MathSoft Inc. 250 500 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
Microsoft Excel 97 - Solver Microsoft Corporation 100 200 Unlimited Standard Windows PC or Macintosh Power PC
MINOS for AMPL Compass Modeling Solutions 1000+ 1000+ PC or UNIX workstation
MINOS 5.5 Stanford Business Software Thousands Thousands Sufficient memory
NAG C Library Numerical Algorithms Group Various
NAG Fortran Library Numerical Algorithms Group Various
NLPQL K. Schittkowski
NPSOL 5.0 Stanford Business Software Hundreds Hundreds
Optimal EngineerĘ Transpower Corporation One version only
Premium Solver Platform for Excel Frontline Systems Inc. 1000 1000 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
Premium Solver, Premium Solver Plus for Excel Frontline Systems Inc. 200 400 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
SAS Software SAS Institute Inc. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
SCIENTIST for Windows MicroMath Research
SLP/GRG Optimal Methods Inc.
SOCS and NLPSPR Boeing Co. 500 K 500 K 100 Mil Workstation
Solver DLL V3.0, Solver DLL Plus Frontline Systems Inc. 200 400 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
Solver for Lotus 1-2-3 97/98 Frontline Systems Inc. 100 200 Unlimited Standard Windows PC
SOPT-CP SAITECH Inc. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited PC/UNIX workstation
SQP Optimal Methods Inc.
What's Best! LINDO Systems Inc. Problem dependent
XPRESS Barrier QP Solver Dash Associates Ltd. Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Size dependent on available hardware
X Solver 2.0 Exatech Corporation

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