MatQapNB User Guide: A branch-and-bound program for QAPs in Matlab with the Newton-Bracketing method

MatQapNB is a MATLAB toolbox that implements a parallel branch-and-bound method using NewtBracket (the Newton bracketing method [4]) for its lower bounding procedure. It can solve small to medium scale Quadratic Assignment Problem (QAP) instances with dimension up to 30. MatQapNB was used in the numerical experiments on QAPs in the recent article “Solving challenging … Read more

Parallel Interval Continuous Global Optimization Algorithms

We theorically study, on a distributed memory architecture, the parallelization of Hansen’s algorithm for the continuous global optimization with inequality constraints, using interval arithmetic. We propose a parallel algorithm based on a dynamic redistribution of the working list among the processors. On the other hand, we exploit the reduction technique, developped by Hansen, for computing … Read more