The NEOS (Network-Enabled Optimization System) Server is a joint project between the Optimization group at WID and the Morgidge Institute for Research. It consists of a server that accepts optimization models to solve a collection of expository material in the NEOS guide.
NEOS is a free Internet-based service for solving optimization problems. The solvers available represent the state-of-the-art in optimization software. The NEOS Server offers a simple approach for solving a wide variety of optimization problems and provides several interfaces for accessing the solvers. After a user selects a solver and provides a description of the optimization problem, the NEOS Server determines the additional information required by the solver, links the optimization problem with the solver and returns a solution upon completion.
A case study collection demonstrates the utility of the NEOS server.