This release does not only come with performance improvements, in particular for general nonlinear problems, but also with improvements of the interface:
- Improvement on NLP:
- New dynamic scaling of the limited-memory Quasi-Newton BFGS, more robust and efficient for all algorithms. This leads to an average performance improvement of 20% on general nonlinear instances when using this Hessian approximation.
- New Knitro API functions:
- Allow deleting or changing linear or constant structures of a problem and then re-solving.
- Allow to retrieve information about the feasibility of the variables and constraints after both the presolve and solving process, giving a detailed analysis of the complex infeasibilities in nonlinear problems.
- Allow users to provide their own customized linear algebra solver, which is useful when the problem has a very specific structure and can be solved with highly specialized routines. This feature was recently applied with success to an industrial problem and enabled a 2x overall speedup.
In addition, Artelys Knitro 12.4 brings:
- Improvement on MINLP:
- Improved heuristics strategies
- Early integer-feasible solution found on 15% more instances
- Newly supported platforms:
- Support for the new Apple M1 chip
— As part of Le Havre Seine Métropole’s energy master plan, Artelys has worked with metropolitan services to set up a web platform for monitoring territorial energy data.
— CasADi is an open-source tool for general numerical optimization with a strong focus on optimal control and its versions 3.6.2 and higher are now compatible with Artelys Knitro 13.2.
Artelys participation to studies assessing potential contribution of African H2 to EU decarbonization objectives
— As part of the Clean Hydrogen Partnership funding programme, Artelys will participate in the JUST-GREEN AFRH2ICA project along with ten other African and European partners ready to share their know-how on hydrogen economics and technologies.
Artelys demonstrated how to perform cost-benefit analysis of new transmission assets in a smart grid during a webinar hosted by the Linux Foundation Energy and the Global Power System Transformation Consortium showing the strength of the prominent open-source grid computation tool PowSyBl-Metrix.
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