About Geneva library

Geneva is an abbreviation and stands for "Grid-ENabled EVolutionary Algorithms".
What it does is described in the librarie's README file:
It aims to provide the necessary tools to perform parametric optimization in parallel on devices ranging from multi-processor machines over clusters all the way to Grids and Cloud installations.

Geneva does not want to be the fastest library of evolutionary algorithms on single-processor machines, but is instead targeted at large scale problems, where the evaluation of a single individual will typically take longer than a few seconds.

Geneva is the flag ship offer of "Gemfony scientific", an initiative led by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, aiming to transfer scientific research into the industry.