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This file is part of my global optimization web site.
Comparison of Global Solvers
Within the COCONUT project, we performed extensive tests of the global solvers BARON, GlobSol, ICOS, LGO, LINGO, OQNLP, Premium Solver, MINOS, and COCOS (the solver in the alpha test version of the COCONUT environment) for various sublibraries of the COCONUT benchmark.
Comparison of derivative-free optimization algorithms (2012, by Nick Sahinidis)
Black-Box Optimization Benchmarking (BBOB) 2013 (by Auger, Hansen, et al.)
Competition on Large Scale Global Optimization 2013 (by Xiaodong Li)
A comparison of some algorithms for bound constrained global
optimization, Manuscript (2004).
(pdf file, 69K)
The paper contains comparisons of the three heuristic global optimization programs MCS, Global, PGSL, using black box function evaluation only.
Cambridge Cluster Database (The Lennard-Jones cluster problem and more realistic cluster problems, with record lists)
Cluster with minimum LJ potential (record lists)
The Ph.D. thesis of Tom Epperly contains problem definitions and solutions (ps.gz, 59K) for constrained global optimization problems (among others from the Pardalos-Rosen test collection) together with test results for his branch and bound algorithm.
Some Branch and Bound Results (reported by Baker Kearfott)
Some Branch and Bound Results (reported by Peter Spellucci)
Some Simulated Annealing Results (reported by Philippe Bonnardel)
Some Results by George Bilchev obtained with his prize winning inductive search algorithm, for my Simple Challenges for Global Optimization Codes
Some Genetic Algorithms Results for simple problems up to
(my summary of a collection by Leo Lazauskas - unfortunately no longer available)
Some results for RGA (Regularized Global Approximation, reported by Gennady Ryzhikov)
Test Results for Moré/Garbow/Hillstrom test set
and some problems from the CUTE test set
(collected by Alexei Kuntsevich)
local copy (of old version; obsolete)
Testing L-BFGS-B versus MINOS on the bound constrained problems from CUTE
Some results on semidefinite programming codes (.ps, 194K)
Recent Papers and Preprints
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