The Optimization Firm offers high-performance computing solutions for numerical optimization problems. These software solutions assist companies with complex decisions based on mathematical models. The Optimization Firm offers both custom solutions and general software packages capable of solving the most complex optimization problems. For example, the pooling problem is an optimization problem that is encountered by refinery operators in the transportation, mixing, and processing of crude oils. The pooling problem is solved by worldwide refineries using optimization software packages. Even the slightest improvement in these refinery scheduling operations would yield savings of millions of dollars every month for each refinery.