Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OML: MS vs Ketron

OML is the name of the modeling language (Optimization Modeling Language) of Microsoft Solver Foundation. I just remember seeing that TLA (Three Letter Acronym, itself a TLA) before. Ketron has OML defined as Optimization & Modeling Library. Ketron Management Science was famous for its MPSIII/Whizard mainframe based LP solver (competitor of IBM's MPSX). I believe Whizard used super-sparsity (this technology has largely disappeared together with the punch-card).