Artelys Knitro won the expansive single objective track of the 2019 BBComp edition. This accomplishment highlights Artelys Knitro excellent performance and robustness in the field of Derivative-Free Optimization (DFO).
BBComp is a continuous black-box optimization competition where test problems are truly black boxes for participants as no assumptions can be made about the analytic form of the function to be optimized (e.g., being linear or quadratic).
The purpose of the BBComp challenge is to find the optimal objective value to a given black-box problem with a limited function evaluation budget. Artelys Knitro embeds several black-box specializations to efficiently solve such problems. The Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) algorithm combined with a dedicated termination criteria makes the best use of the function evaluation budget.
Such black-box formulations are frequent in several application fields, for example when optimizing networks or in blending problems. In particular, relying on external simulators usually prevents the solver from exploiting the optimization problem’s analytical formulation.
— 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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