This module runs the following analysis types over a system's life cycle:

- Simulations with Mean Time To Failure, Mean Time To Maintenance, and Cost NPV distribution fitting.
- Sensitivity Analysis for both K_min and S_min (operation limits).
- Cost Optimization with respect to the initial state of the system (R).
- Profit Optimization with respect to the initial state of the system (R).

All analysis types are carried out by a thread pool, which insures that all of the available processors are used in an optimal way. Thus, it runs the simulations one after the other if the machine has a single-core processor (Pentium IV, AMD64, etc), but it handles multiple cores if present (Core2Duo, i7, AMD X2, etc) to run simulations in parallel. For example, a quad-core processor allows the module to perform 4 analysis iterations at once, making the entire process 4 times faster than with Mathematica, Mathlab, or any other script-interpreting software package.

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