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GAUL 0.1849 - now with Differential Evolution

New release of open-source GAUL with support for Differential Evolution

Reading, UK, April 22, 2005 -- The GAUL project is proud to announce
the latest release of GAUL(TM) - the Genetic Algorithm Utility Library,
a leading open-source programming library for evolutionary computation.
GAUL 0.1849 contains enhancements to portability and scalability along
with several new features.

The most significant new feature is an efficient implementation of
Price and Storn's Differential Evolution algorithm. Differential
Evolution is a population-based, stochastic function optimiser using
vector differences for perturbing the population. See
http://www.icsi.berkeley.edu/~storn/code.html for further details.

"GAUL's implementation of Differential Evolution offers a powerful
method for optimising vectors. Differential Evolution often exhibits a
compelling performance advantage over conventional genetic algorithms,"
says Stewart Adcock, Lead Developer of the GAUL project. "These new
routines fit neatly within the pre-existing, simple and consistent API."

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 utilise a wide range of computer platforms including
Beowulf-style clusters and supercomputers with support for the MPI and
OpenMP parallel programming standards, the forked-process model, and the
pthreads programming interface.

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

About GAUL: The Genetic Algorithm Utility Library is an OSI certified [ http://www.opensource.org/ ]
programming library for evolutionary computation. It is deployed in
numerous academic institutions and corporations, on hardware ranging
from low-end desktop PCs through to top supercomputers, in North
America, Europe and Japan. Further information is available on the
GAUL website [ http://gaul.sourceforge.net/ ], hosted by
SourceForge.net [ http://sourceforge.net/ ]. Commercial
licensing with professional support is available.

GAUL is a copyrighted work released under the terms of the
GNU General Public License [ http://www.fsf.org/copyleft/gpl.html ].

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 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 2005-04-22

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