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We study the parallelization of the steepest-edge version of the dual simplex algorithm. Three different parallel implementations are examined, each of which is derived from the CPLEX dual simplex implementation. One alternative uses PVM, one general-purpose System V shared-memory constructs, and one the PowerC extension of C on a Silicon Graphics multi-processor. These versions were tested on different parallel platforms, including heterogeneous workstation clusters, Sun S20-502, Silicon Graphics multi-processors, and an IBM SP2. We report on our computational experience.

Dieses Paper enthält die ersten beiden Teile einer geplanten Serie von Aufsätzen über die $CPLEX^2$-Implementierung des Simplex- Verfahrens. Der erste Teil ist eine Einführung: er liefert eine kurze Beschreibung des Verfahrens für Probleme mit beschränkten Variablen, zusammen mit einer relativ ausführlichen Diskussion der numerischen Eigenschaften der Netlib-Probleme. Diese Probleme bilden auch das Fundament der rechnerischen Untersuchungen in den folgenden Teilen. Der zweite Teil enthält die Hauptergebnisse dieses Papers, eine Beschreibung der Methode, die von CPLEX verwendet wird, um eine Startbasis zu konstruieren.

Mixed integer programming has become a very powerful tool for modeling and
solving real-world planning and scheduling problems, with the breadth of
applications appearing to be almost unlimited. A critical component in
the solution of these mixed-integer programs is a set of routines commonly
referred to as presolve. Presolve can be viewed as a collection of
preprocessing techniques that reduce the size of and, more importantly,
improve the ``strength'' of the given model formulation, that is, the degree
to which the constraints of the formulation accurately describe the
underlying polyhedron of integer-feasible solutions. As our computational
results will show, presolve is a key factor in the speed with which we can
solve mixed-integer programs, and is often the difference between a model
being intractable and solvable, in some cases easily solvable. In this
paper we describe the presolve functionality in the Gurobi commercial
mixed-integer programming code.
This includes an overview, or taxonomy of the different methods that are
employed, as well as more-detailed descriptions of several of the techniques,
with some of them appearing, to our knowledge, for the first time in the
literature.

MIPLIB 2010
(2010)

This paper reports on the fifth version of the Mixed Integer Programming Library.
The MIPLIB 2010 is the first MIPLIB release that has been assembled by a large group from academia and from industry, all of whom work in integer programming. There was mutual consent that the concept of the library had to be expanded in order to fulfill the needs of the community. The new version comprises 361 instances sorted into several groups.
This includes the main benchmark test set of 87 instances, which
are all solvable by today's codes, and also the challenge test set with 164 instances, many of which are currently unsolved.
For the first time, we include scripts to run automated tests in a predefined way. Further, there is a solution checker to
test the accuracy of provided solutions using exact arithmetic.

MIPLIB 2010
(2011)