We consider numerical methods for finding (weak) second-order critical points for large-scale non-convex quadratic programming problems. We describe two new methods. The first is of the active-set variety. Although convergent from any starting point, it is intended primarily for the case where a good estimate of the optimal active set can be predicted. The second is an interior-point trust-region type, and has proved capable of solving problems involving up to half a million unknowns and constraints. The solution of a key equality constrained subproblem, common to both methods, is described. The results of comparative tests on a large set of convex and non-convex quadratic programming examples are given.
Technical Report RAL-TR-2001-017 (2001), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, England.