We investigate ill-posed semidefinite programming problems for which Slater's constraint qualifications fail, and propose a new reliable termination criterium dealing with such problems. This criterium is scale-independent and provides verified forward error bounds for the true optimal value, where all rounding errors due to floating point arithmetic are taken into account. It is based on a boundedness qualification, which is satisfied for many problems. Numerical experiments, including combinatorial problems, are presented.
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