A Robust Multi-Batch L-BFGS Method for Machine Learning

This paper describes an implementation of the L-BFGS method designed to deal with two adversarial situations. The first occurs in distributed computing environments where some of the computational nodes devoted to the evaluation of the function and gradient are unable to return results on time. A similar challenge occurs in a multi-batch approach in which … Read more

A Filter Active-Set Algorithm for Ball/Sphere Constrained Optimization Problem

In this paper, we propose a filter active-set algorithm for the minimization problem over a product of multiple ball/sphere constraints. By making effective use of the special structure of the ball/sphere constraints, a new limited memory BFGS (L-BFGS) scheme is presented. The new L-BFGS implementation takes advantage of the sparse structure of the Jacobian of … Read more

A regularized limited-memory BFGS method for unconstrained minimization problems

The limited-memory BFGS (L-BFGS) algorithm is a popular method of solving large-scale unconstrained minimization problems. Since L-BFGS conducts a line search with the Wolfe condition, it may require many function evaluations for ill-posed problems. To overcome this difficulty, we propose a method that combines L-BFGS with the regularized Newton method. The computational cost for a … Read more

MSS: MATLAB software for L-BFGS trust-region subproblems for large-scale optimization

A MATLAB implementation of the More’-Sorensen sequential (MSS) method is presented. The MSS method computes the minimizer of a quadratic function defined by a limited-memory BFGS matrix subject to a two-norm trust-region constraint. This solver is an adaptation of the More’-Sorensen direct method into an L-BFGS setting for large-scale optimization. The MSS method makes use … Read more

ASTRAL: An Active Set \inftyhBcTrust-Region Algorithm for Box Constrained Optimization

An algorithm for solving large-scale nonlinear optimization problems with simple bounds is described. The algorithm is an $\ell_\infty$-norm trust-region method that uses both active set identification techniques as well as limited memory BFGS updating for the Hessian approximation. The trust-region subproblems are solved using primal-dual interior point techniques that exploit the structure of the limited … Read more