Solving hard MIPLIB2003 problems with ParaSCIP on Supercomputers: An update
- Contemporary supercomputers can easily provide years of
CPU time per wall-clock hour. One challenge of today's software
development is how to harness this wast computing power in order to solve
really hard mixed integer programming instances. In 2010, two out of
six open MIPLIB2003 instances could be solved by ParaSCIP in more than
ten consecutive runs, restarting from checkpointing files.
The contribution of this paper is threefold:
For the first time, we present computational results of single runs for
those two instances. Secondly, we provide new improved upper and lower
bounds for all of the remaining four open MIPLIB2003 instances.
Finally, we explain which new developments led to these results and
discuss the current progress of ParaSCIP. Experiments were conducted on
HLRNII, on HLRN III, and on the Titan supercomputer, using up to 35,200 cores.