KNITRO 9.1 also brings new features in its MATLAB version. And thanks to our continuous efforts on improving performance, KNITRO 9.1 is 24% faster than KNITRO 9.0 on our benchmark models. Expect significant speedups for NLPs, MINLPs, and models with range constraints.

New KNITRO 9.1 detailed features:

New SQP algorithm designed for Derivative-Free Optimization:

  • Tends to converge in fewest function evaluations,
  • Good for warm-start,
  • Can make use of the exact Hessian.

New features in MATLAB:

  • Specialized function to solve nonlinear least square models (similar to lsqnonlin - Gauss-Newton/Levenberg-Marquardt type of algorithm),
  • Addition of the derivative checker,
  • Various performance and API improvements.

New interior-point refinement option to improve solution accuracy.

Simplified option-based derivative checker : If the derivative check is successful, KNITRO continues with the optimization (useful during the model development stage).

Deterministic parallel multistart.

Significant speedups for NLPs, MINLPs, and models with range constraints (24% decrease in CPU time vs KNITRO 9.0).

 

Please note below the upcoming releases of other optimization tools, also distributed by Artelys:

AMPL: Release of the version 9.1 of our comprehensive modeling language for mathematical programming.

FICO Xpress: Release of the version 7.8 of our high performance linear, quadratic and mixed integer programming solver.