Solving large, complex optimization problems can be a daunting task.
Conquering them effectively, however, can be the difference between success and failure in today's highly competitive marketplace.
As problems grow in size and scope, it becomes increasingly difficult to get answers in a timely manner. Recent improvements in optimization solver engine performance have not been sufficient to deal with the challenge of these increasingly complex problems. In many cases, optimization problems are too large to fit into memory, require too much time to compute or are simply too hard to solve.
For these reasons, simply boosting the computational horsepower is often not enough. As one of the ways to address the scalability issue, next generation solver engines must look for ways to decompose problems into smaller, more manageable components. Doing so will allow even the most complex problems to be solved so that key tactical, strategic, and operational decisions can still be made with confidence. Organizations that solve problems efficiently at all levels of complexity have a unique competitive advantage. To this end FICO Xpress Optimization has a number of capabilities that make large-scale optimization problems more manageable and help turn the unsolvable into solvable.
The key element in making this happen is Decomposition.
Xpress Mosel is a high-level modeling language combined with standard functionality of programming languages allowing for the implementation of models and solution algorithms in a single environment. Through its open, modular architecture, extensions to the language can be made without any need for modifications to the core system. The platform independent compiled models (BIM) are portable across all platforms supported by Xpress Optimization and protect your intellectual property on deployment. Various library interfaces are available for embedding models into applications (c, Java, C#, VB). Model development and analysis is supported by the integrated development environment Xpress Workbench and set of tools (debugger, profiler).