A Redundant Klee-Minty Construction with All the Redundant Constraints Touching the Feasible Region

By introducing some redundant Klee-Minty constructions, we have previously shown that the central path may visit every vertex of the Klee-Minty cube having $2^n-2$ “sharp” turns in dimension $n$. In all of the previous constructions, the maximum of the distances of the redundant constraints to the corresponding facets is an exponential number of the dimension … Read more

A Simpler and Tighter Redundant Klee-Minty Construction

By introducing redundant Klee-Minty examples, we have previously shown that the central path can be bent along the edges of the Klee-Minty cubes, thus having $2^n-2$ sharp turns in dimension $n$. In those constructions the redundant hyperplanes were placed parallel with the facets active at the optimal solution. In this paper we present a simpler … Read more

How good are interior point methods? Klee-Minty cubes tighten iteration-complexity bounds.

By refining a variant of the Klee-Minty example that forces the central path to visit all the vertices of the Klee-Minty n-cube, we exhibit a nearly worst-case example for path-following interior point methods. Namely, while the theoretical iteration-complexity upper bound is O(2^{n}n^{\frac{5}{2}}), we prove that solving this n-dimensional linear optimization problem requires at least $2^n-1$ … Read more