Parallel solver for semidefinite programming problem having sparse Schur complement matrix

SemiDefinite Programming (SDP) problem is one of the most central problems in mathematical programming. SDP provides a practical computation framework for many research fields. Some applications, however, require solving large-scale SDPs whose size exceeds the capacity of a single processor in terms of computational time and available memory. SDPARA (SemiDefinite Programming Algorithm paRAllel version) developed … Read more

A high-performance software package for semidefinite programs: SDPA 7

The SDPA (SemiDefinite Programming Algorithm) Project launched in 1995 has been known to provide high-performance packages for solving large-scale Semidefinite Programs (SDPs). SDPA Ver. 6 solves efficiently large-scale dense SDPs, however, it required much computation time compared with other software packages, especially when the Schur complement matrix is sparse. SDPA Ver. 7 is now completely … Read more

Strange Behaviors of Interior-point Methods for Solving Semidefinite Programming Problems in Polynomial Optimization

We observe that in a simple one-dimensional polynomial optimization problem (POP), the `optimal’ values of semidefinite programming (SDP) relaxation problems reported by the standard SDP solvers converge to the optimal value of the POP, while the true optimal values of SDP relaxation problems are strictly and significantly less than that value. Some pieces of circumstantial … Read more

Large-scale semidefinite programs in electronic structure calculation

Employing the variational approach having the two-body reduced density matrix (RDM) as variables to compute the ground state energies of atomic-molecular systems has been a long time dream in electronic structure theory in chemical physics/physical chemistry. Realization of the RDM approach has benefited greatly from recent developments in semidefinite programming (SDP). We present the actual … Read more