Using a Factored Dual in Augmented Lagrangian Methods for Semidefinite Programming

In the context of augmented Lagrangian approaches for solving semidefinite programming problems, we investigate the possibility of eliminating the positive semidefinite constraint on the dual matrix by employing a factorization. Hints on how to deal with the resulting unconstrained maximization of the augmented Lagrangian are given. We further propose to use the approximate maximum of … Read more