Comparing MIQCP Solvers to a Specialised Algorithm for Mine Production Scheduling

  • In this paper we investigate the performance of several out-of-the box solvers for mixed-integer quadratically constrained programmes (MIQCPs) on an open pit mine production scheduling problem with mixing constraints. We compare the solvers BARON, Couenne, SBB, and SCIP to a problem-specific algorithm on two different MIQCP formulations. The computational results presented show that general-purpose solvers with no particular knowledge of problem structure are able to nearly match the performance of a hand-crafted algorithm.

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Author:Andreas Bley, Ambros M. Gleixner, Thorsten Koch, Stefan Vigerske
Document Type:In Proceedings
Parent Title (English):Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes. Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on High Performance Scientific Computing, March 2-6, 2009, Hanoi, Vietnam
First Page:25
Last Page:39
Year of first publication:2012