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From software updates to conference announcements, stop by Lumina's News and Events center to stay up-to-date on our company's product offerings and news highlights.

Saving energy and cost in datacenters

The cost of energy for power and cooling at many datacenters and server farms now exceeds the cost of the servers themselves. There are many new products and services designed to reduce datacenter energy use. But, it's challenging for managers to figure out what combination will reduce total cost of ownership, while providing sufficient capacity and reliability. Lumina has created a prototype tool to help them, the Analytica Data Center Capacity Planning Tool or ADCAPT.

Analytica in the Classroom

Professors find that Analytica helps students master essential modeling skills more easily than with spreadsheets. Analytica's influence diagrams let students move directly from visualizing the conceptual structure of a problem to building and analyzing a quantitative model. Lumina is now offering Analytica free of charge for use in university classes.

Analytica at INFORMS 2007 in Seattle

Come and meet Lumina CTO and leading Analytica architect, Dr. Lonnie Chrisman at the Lumina booth at The INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA. Lonnie will present a special three-hour hands-on workshop, with an in-depth introduction to Analytica for those considering it for use or teaching on Saturday, Nov. 3rd and a demonstration and talk on Sunday, Nov. 4th titled Analytica: What it does that spreadsheets can't.

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Analytica 4.0 released

Lumina is pleased to release Analytica 4.0 with a variety of valuable new features, including much more flexible and elegant graphs, auto save, access to MDX multidimensional databases.


Analytica helps inventory greenhouse gases from Canadian cattle

It turns out that methane from cows, pigs, and sheep contributes more to greenhouse effects than cars, trains, and planes. Canada fulfills its Kyoto Protocol duty to estimate greenhouse gas emissions from livestock using an Analytica model to assess the uncertainties.

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