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Published February 2018 | public
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A Parallelizable Acceleration Framework for Packing Linear Programs


This paper presents an acceleration framework for packing linear programming problems where the amount of data available is limited, i.e., where the number of constraints m is small compared to the variable dimension n . The framework can be used as a black box to speed up linear programming solvers dramatically, by two orders of magnitude in our experiments. We present worst-case guarantees on the quality of the solution and the speedup provided by the algorithm, showing that the framework provides an approximately optimal solution while running the original solver on a much smaller problem. The framework can be used to accelerate exact solvers, approximate solvers, and parallel/distributed solvers. Further, it can be used for both linear programs and integer linear programs.

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© 2018 Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. PL, SV, and AW were supported in part by NSF grants AitF-1637598, CNS-1518941, CPS-154471 and the Linde Institute. HY was supported by the International Teochew Doctors Association Zheng Hanming Visiting Scholar Award Scheme.

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