New version of GAUL released

San Diego, CA, June 28, 2004 -- The GAUL project announces the latest release of GAUL(TM) - the Genetic Algorithm Utility Library, a leading open-source programming library for evolutionary computation. GAUL 0.1847 contains significant enhancements to its portability, scalability and features.

GAUL is fully supported on UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems, and all core features are available on Microsoft Windows environments. GAUL is able to take full advantage of the wide range of available computer platforms including Beowulf-style clusters and supercomputers. GAUL can now utilizes the MPI and OpenMP standards, the forked-process model, and the pthreads programming interface as appropriate for the system.

GAUL is a feature-complete, and portable, framework for evolutionary computation," says Stewart Adcock, Lead Developer of the GAUL project. "Being open-source offers several significant advantages to software projects that rely on GAUL for their search and optimization needs. It is straightforward to modify the built-in evolutionary algorithms, or even to implement entirely new algorithms, all within the simple and consistent API."

GAUL is already applied in many important domains, including protein structure prediction and rational drug discovery. With release of this new version, GAUL solidifies its position as one of the premier frameworks for evolutionary computation freely available to all research scientists and software developers.

About GAUL: The Genetic Algorithm Utility Library (or, GAUL for short) is an OSI certified programming library for evolutionary computation. It is a copyrighted work released under the terms of the GNU General Public License. GAUL is deployed in numerous academic institutions and corporations, on hardware ranging from low-end desktop PCs through to top 500 supercomputers, in North America, Europe and Japan. Further information is available on the GAUL website at http://gaul.sourceforge.net/ . Commercial licensing and support is available.

GAUL and the GAUL logo are trademarks of Stewart Adcock. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. Microsoft and MS Windows are registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation, Inc. in the United States and other countries. OpenMP is a trademark of of Silicon Graphics, Inc., in the United States and other countries worldwide. Other product or brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Posted by Stewart Adcock 2004-06-28