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CUTEr (and SifDec), a constrained and unconstrained testing environment, revisited
 ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software
, 2001
"... Abstract. The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software was described in [2]. The latest version, now known as CUTEr is presented. New features include reorganisation of the environment to allow simultaneous multiplatform installation, new tools for, and i ..."
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Abstract. The initial release of CUTE, a widely used testing environment for optimization software was described in [2]. The latest version, now known as CUTEr is presented. New features include reorganisation of the environment to allow simultaneous multiplatform installation, new tools for, and interfaces to, optimization packages, and a considerably simplified and entirely automated installation procedure for unix systems. The SIF decoder, which used to be a part of CUTE, has become a separate tool, easily callable by various packages. It features simple extensions to the SIF test problem format and the generation of files suited to automatic differentiation packages. Key words. Nonlinear constrained optimization, testing environment, shared filesystems, heterogeneous environment, SIF format 1.
On the solution of equality constrained quadratic programming problems arising . . .
, 1998
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An Algorithm for Nonlinear Optimization Using Linear Programming and Equality Constrained Subproblems
, 2003
"... This paper describes an activeset algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming based on the successive linear programming method proposed by Fletcher and Sainz de la Maza [10]. The step computation is performed in two stages. In the first stage a linear program is solved to estimate the activ ..."
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This paper describes an activeset algorithm for largescale nonlinear programming based on the successive linear programming method proposed by Fletcher and Sainz de la Maza [10]. The step computation is performed in two stages. In the first stage a linear program is solved to estimate the active set at the solution. The linear program is obtained by making a linear approximation to the ` 1 penalty function inside a trust region. In the second stage, an equality constrained quadratic program (EQP) is solved involving only those constraints that are active at the solution of the linear program.
GALAHAD, a library of threadsafe Fortran 90 Packages for LargeScale Nonlinear Optimization
, 2002
"... In this paper, we describe the design of version 1.0 of GALAHAD, a library of Fortran 90 packages for largescale largescale nonlinear optimization. The library particularly addresses quadratic programming problems, containing both interior point and active set variants, as well as tools for prepro ..."
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In this paper, we describe the design of version 1.0 of GALAHAD, a library of Fortran 90 packages for largescale largescale nonlinear optimization. The library particularly addresses quadratic programming problems, containing both interior point and active set variants, as well as tools for preprocessing such problems prior to solution. It also contains an updated version of the venerable nonlinear programming package, LANCELOT.
Iterative solution of augmented systems arising in interior methods
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
"... Abstract. Iterative methods are proposed for certain augmented systems of linear equations that arise in interior methods for general nonlinear optimization. Interior methods define a sequence of KKT equations that represent the symmetrized (but indefinite) equations associated with Newton’s method ..."
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Abstract. Iterative methods are proposed for certain augmented systems of linear equations that arise in interior methods for general nonlinear optimization. Interior methods define a sequence of KKT equations that represent the symmetrized (but indefinite) equations associated with Newton’s method for a point satisfying the perturbed optimality conditions. These equations involve both the primal and dual variables and become increasingly illconditioned as the optimization proceeds. In this context, an iterative linear solver must not only handle the illconditioning but also detect the occurrence of KKT matrices with the wrong matrix inertia. A oneparameter family of equivalent linear equations is formulated that includes the KKT system as a special case. The discussion focuses on a particular system from this family, known as the “doubly augmented system, ” that is positive definite with respect to both the primal and dual variables. This property means that a standard preconditioned conjugategradient method involving both primal and dual variables will either terminate successfully or detect if the KKT matrix has the wrong inertia. Constraint preconditioning is a wellknown technique for preconditioning the conjugategradient method on augmented systems. A family of constraint preconditioners is proposed that provably eliminates the inherent illconditioning in the augmented system. A considerable benefit of combining constraint preconditioning with the doubly augmented system is that the preconditioner need not be applied exactly. Two particular “activeset ” constraint preconditioners are formulated that involve only a subset of the rows of the augmented system and thereby may be applied with considerably less work. Finally, some numerical experiments illustrate the numerical performance of the proposed preconditioners and highlight some theoretical properties of the preconditioned matrices.
SQP methods for largescale nonlinear programming
, 1999
"... We compare and contrast a number of recent sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods that have been proposed for the solution of largescale nonlinear programming problems. Both linesearch and trustregion approaches are considered, as are the implications of interiorpoint and quadratic progr ..."
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We compare and contrast a number of recent sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods that have been proposed for the solution of largescale nonlinear programming problems. Both linesearch and trustregion approaches are considered, as are the implications of interiorpoint and quadratic programming methods.
An iterative workingset method for LargeScale NonConvex quadratic programming
, 2001
"... We consider a workingset method for solving largescale quadratic programming problems for which there is no requirement that the objective function be convex. The methods are iterative at two levels, one level relating to the selection of the current working set, and the second due to the method u ..."
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We consider a workingset method for solving largescale quadratic programming problems for which there is no requirement that the objective function be convex. The methods are iterative at two levels, one level relating to the selection of the current working set, and the second due to the method used to solve the equalityconstrained problem for this working set. A preconditioned conjugate gradient method is used for this inner iteration, with the preconditioner chosen especially to ensure feasibility of the iterates. The preconditioner is updated at the conclusion of each outer iteration to ensure that this feasibility requirement persists. The wellknown equivalence between the conjugategradient and Lanczos methods is exploited when nding directions of negative curvature. Details of an implementation  the Fortran 90 package QPA in the forthcoming GALAHAD library  are given.
A PrimalDual TrustRegion Algorithm for Minimizing a NonConvex Function Subject to General Inequality and Linear Equality Constraints
, 1999
"... A new primaldual algorithm is proposed for the minimization of nonconvex objective functions subject to general inequality and linear equality constraints. The method uses a primaldual trustregion model to ensure descent on a suitable merit function. Convergence is proved to secondorder critical ..."
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A new primaldual algorithm is proposed for the minimization of nonconvex objective functions subject to general inequality and linear equality constraints. The method uses a primaldual trustregion model to ensure descent on a suitable merit function. Convergence is proved to secondorder critical points from arbitrary starting points. Preliminary numerical results are presented.
Iterative Methods for IllConditioned Linear Systems From Optimization
, 1998
"... Preconditioned conjugategradient methods are proposed for solving the illconditioned linear systems which arise in penalty and barrier methods for nonlinear minimization. The preconditioners are chosen so as to isolate the dominant cause of ill conditioning. The methods are stablized using a restr ..."
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Preconditioned conjugategradient methods are proposed for solving the illconditioned linear systems which arise in penalty and barrier methods for nonlinear minimization. The preconditioners are chosen so as to isolate the dominant cause of ill conditioning. The methods are stablized using a restricted form of iterative refinement. Numerical results illustrate the approaches considered. 1 Email : n.gould@rl.ac.uk 2 Current reports available from "http://www.rl.ac.uk/departments/ccd/numerical/reports/reports.html". Department for Computation and Information Atlas Centre Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Oxfordshire OX11 0QX August 26, 1998. 1 INTRODUCTION 1 1 Introduction Let A and H be, respectively, fullrank m by n (m n) and symmetric n by n real matrices. Suppose furthermore that any nonzero coefficients in this data are modest, that is the data is O(1). (1) We consider the iterative solution of the linear system (H +A T D \Gamma1 A)x = b (1.1) where b is modest an...