POWer is an open source optimization framework with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) and CMA-ViE engines at its core. POWer enables creating specific optimization tasks, and has been since used to solve problems in the context of integrative modelling, force field parameterization and function minimization. POWer has been developed by Matteo while in the Dal Peraro group, EPFL (Switzerland), currently further developing and maintaining it.
Software and user manual are freely available under GPL here
When using POWer in your work, please cite:
Degiacomi, M.T. & Dal Peraro, M. (2013). Macromolecular symmetric assembly prediction using swarm intelligence dynamic modeling. Structure 21(7): 1097-1106.