Premium Solver Platform, created by Frontline Systems, developers of the Solver in Microsoft Excel, is a compatible upgrade of the Excel Solver that greatly extends its speed and problem solving capacity. If you ve run up against the size limits of the standard Solver (200 variables) or found it too slow, the Premium Solver Platform is for you. It handles linear programming, integer programming and quadratic programming (for investment portfolio optimization) problems up to 2,000 variables; nonlinear and global optimization problems with improved GRG, multistart, and new Interval Global Solvers; and arbitrary Excel models with an Evolutionary Solver based on genetic algorithms. It solves nonlinear problems 3 to 20 times faster, and linear, integer and quadratic problems 10 to 100 times faster than the standard Excel Solver, with many new ease-of-use features and 9 different analytical reports.
Version 6.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.