SOURCE: NuTech Solutions

October 02, 2007 13:24 ET

NuTech Solutions Releases Ascape Agent-Based Modeling Platform to the Open Source Community

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) - NuTech Solutions, a leader in the business application of advanced modeling, simulation, and optimization technologies, today announced the release of Ascape, a modeling platform uniquely designed to support the development of sophisticated agent-based models (ABM), to the Open Source Community.

One of NuTech Solutions' Intelligent Business Engines™ for Modeling and Simulation, Ascape is an innovative Java-based tool for developing decision support and analysis applications based on the agent-based modeling paradigm. Over the past decade Ascape has formed the basis of models addressing a variety of application domains including human behavior influence, adaptive supply and logistics chains, crowd and traffic dynamics, economic and computer networks, and gaming/war-gaming.

"We have used Ascape to successfully model and analyze complex DoD and Army future tactical and operational concept options," said Harry Lesser, Director of Net-Centric Integration, Advanced Concepts, Lockheed Martin Corporation. "Using Ascape, we investigate the interrelationships among various physical parameters such as vehicle speed, network architecture, and communications, sensor and weapons ranges, combined with effects-based analysis of different command and control policies and procedures. Many of the insights we gained were not intuitively obvious using conventional engineering and combat models that can struggle with complex adaptive systems."

ABM developers and researchers can now access the source code to the Ascape software in order to make modifications and enhancements and to add new features. The move marks NuTech Solutions' continued commitment to building Ascape as an open, extensible platform for ABM development, and will enable NuTech to focus on solving highly complex business problems for our customers. NuTech Solutions will continue to offer Ascape related consulting, training, and mentoring services.

"As organizations move towards predictive analytics, they need generative models that can be used to understand the impacts of decisions and strategies on the complex and evolving business ecosystems," noted Dr. Bipin Chadha, VP Solutions Development at NuTech Solutions. "Ascape allows such generative models to be developed rapidly and can be used by analysts to play what-ifs, analyze tradeoffs between alternative policies and strategies, and explore alternate futures."

To download the open source version of the Ascape Intelligent Business Engine, visit To speak with an expert about putting these models to work on your complex problem, call 877-NUTECH-1, or visit to learn more about business problems solved by Ascape agent-based models.

About NuTech Solutions

NuTech Solutions, Inc. delivers innovative solutions, powered by Intelligent Business Engines™ that forecast, optimize and learn -- delivering insight and measurable results to Global 1000 companies. Our solutions are designed to solve complex problems in a variety of industries, including automotive, consumer goods, petroleum, financial services and national security.

Based in Charlotte, N.C. and with offices around the world, NuTech Solutions' client roster includes General Motors, BMW, Oxy, Beiersdorf, Air Liquide, Ford Motor Company, Chevron and many U.S. Government Departments and Agencies. For more information call (704) 943-5400 or visit

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