In this paper we develop several polynomial-time interior-point methods (IPM) for solving nonlinear primal-dual conic optimization problem. We assume that the barriers for the primal and the dual cone are not conjugate. This broken symmetry does not allow to apply the standard primal-dual IPM. However, we show that in this situation it is also possible to develop very efficient optimization methods, which satisfy all desired qualities, including the infeasible-start features. Our technique is based on asymmetric primal-dual barrier augmented by squared residual of the primal-dual linear system.
CORE Discussion Paper 2008/57