Accession Number:

ADA453104

Title:

A Superlinearly Convergent Polynomial Primal-Dual Interior-Point Algorithm for Linear Programming

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

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Report Date:

1991-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

The choice of the centering parameter and the step-length parameter are the fundamental issues in primal-dual interior-point algorithms for linear programming. Various choices for these two parameters have been proposed that lead to polynomial algorithms. Recently, Zhang, Tapia and Dennis derived conditions for the choices of the two parameters that were sufficient for superlinear or quadratic convergence. However, prior to this work it had not been shown that these conditions for fast convergence are compatible with the choices that lead to polynomiality none of the existing polynomial primal-dual interior-point algorithms satisfies these fast convergence requirements. This paper gives an affirmative answer to the question can a primal-dual algorithm be both polynomial and superlinearly convergent for general problems We construct and analyze a large step algorithm that possesses both polynomiality and, under the assumption of the convergence of the iteration sequence, Q-superlinear convergence. For nondegenerate problems, the convergence is actually Q-quadratic.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE