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Numerical solution of saddle point problems
 ACTA NUMERICA
, 2005
"... Large linear systems of saddle point type arise in a wide variety of applications throughout computational science and engineering. Due to their indefiniteness and often poor spectral properties, such linear systems represent a significant challenge for solver developers. In recent years there has b ..."
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Large linear systems of saddle point type arise in a wide variety of applications throughout computational science and engineering. Due to their indefiniteness and often poor spectral properties, such linear systems represent a significant challenge for solver developers. In recent years there has been a surge of interest in saddle point problems, and numerous solution techniques have been proposed for solving this type of systems. The aim of this paper is to present and discuss a large selection of solution methods for linear systems in saddle point form, with an emphasis on iterative methods for large and sparse problems.
LOQO: An interior point code for quadratic programming
, 1994
"... ABSTRACT. This paper describes a software package, called LOQO, which implements a primaldual interiorpoint method for general nonlinear programming. We focus in this paper mainly on the algorithm as it applies to linear and quadratic programming with only brief mention of the extensions to convex ..."
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ABSTRACT. This paper describes a software package, called LOQO, which implements a primaldual interiorpoint method for general nonlinear programming. We focus in this paper mainly on the algorithm as it applies to linear and quadratic programming with only brief mention of the extensions to convex and general nonlinear programming, since a detailed paper describing these extensions were published recently elsewhere. In particular, we emphasize the importance of establishing and maintaining symmetric quasidefiniteness of the reduced KKT system. We show that the industry standard MPS format can be nicely formulated in such a way to provide quasidefiniteness. Computational results are included for a variety of linear and quadratic programming problems. 1.
Iterative Solution of Linear Systems
 Acta Numerica
, 1992
"... this paper is as follows. In Section 2, we present some background material on general Krylov subspace methods, of which CGtype algorithms are a special case. We recall the outstanding properties of CG and discuss the issue of optimal extensions of CG to nonHermitian matrices. We also review GMRES ..."
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this paper is as follows. In Section 2, we present some background material on general Krylov subspace methods, of which CGtype algorithms are a special case. We recall the outstanding properties of CG and discuss the issue of optimal extensions of CG to nonHermitian matrices. We also review GMRES and related methods, as well as CGlike algorithms for the special case of Hermitian indefinite linear systems. Finally, we briefly discuss the basic idea of preconditioning. In Section 3, we turn to Lanczosbased iterative methods for general nonHermitian linear systems. First, we consider the nonsymmetric Lanczos process, with particular emphasis on the possible breakdowns and potential instabilities in the classical algorithm. Then we describe recent advances in understanding these problems and overcoming them by using lookahead techniques. Moreover, we describe the quasiminimal residual algorithm (QMR) proposed by Freund and Nachtigal (1990), which uses the lookahead Lanczos process to obtain quasioptimal approximate solutions. Next, a survey of transposefree Lanczosbased methods is given. We conclude this section with comments on other related work and some historical remarks. In Section 4, we elaborate on CGNR and CGNE and we point out situations where these approaches are optimal. The general class of Krylov subspace methods also contains parameterdependent algorithms that, unlike CGtype schemes, require explicit information on the spectrum of the coefficient matrix. In Section 5, we discuss recent insights in obtaining appropriate spectral information for parameterdependent Krylov subspace methods. After that, 4 R.W. Freund, G.H. Golub and N.M. Nachtigal
Symmetric quasidefinite matrices
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1995
"... We say that a symmetric matrix K is quasidefinite if it has the form ..."
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We say that a symmetric matrix K is quasidefinite if it has the form
Preconditioning indefinite systems in interior point methods for optimization
 Computational Optimization and Applications
, 2004
"... Abstract. Every Newton step in an interiorpoint method for optimization requires a solution of a symmetric indefinite system of linear equations. Most of today’s codes apply direct solution methods to perform this task. The use of logarithmic barriers in interior point methods causes unavoidable il ..."
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Abstract. Every Newton step in an interiorpoint method for optimization requires a solution of a symmetric indefinite system of linear equations. Most of today’s codes apply direct solution methods to perform this task. The use of logarithmic barriers in interior point methods causes unavoidable illconditioning of linear systems and, hence, iterative methods fail to provide sufficient accuracy unless appropriately preconditioned. Two types of preconditioners which use some form of incomplete Cholesky factorization for indefinite systems are proposed in this paper. Although they involve significantly sparser factorizations than those used in direct approaches they still capture most of the numerical properties of the preconditioned system. The spectral analysis of the preconditioned matrix is performed: for convex optimization problems all the eigenvalues of this matrix are strictly positive. Numerical results are given for a set of public domain large linearly constrained convex quadratic programming problems with sizes reaching tens of thousands of variables. The analysis of these results reveals that the solution times for such problems on a modern PC are measured in minutes when direct methods are used and drop to seconds when iterative methods with appropriate preconditioners are used. Keywords: interiorpoint methods, iterative solvers, preconditioners 1.
A QMRbased interiorpoint algorithm for solving linear programs
 Math. Programming
, 1997
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Nachtigal, A new Krylovsubspace method for symmetric indefinite linear systems
 in Proceedings of the 14th IMACS World Congress on Computational and Applied Mathematics
, 1994
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