[Coin-announce] New in COIN-OR: oBB

Jari jaroslav.fowkes at ed.ac.uk
Thu Mar 27 07:56:09 EDT 2014

Dear COIN-OR users,

I am pleased to announce a new project in COIN-OR: oBB (overlapping 
Branch and Bound) is an algorithm for the parallel global optimization 
of functions with Lipchitz continuous gradient or Hessian. oBB does not 
need to know the Lipschitz constants explicitly, it requires the user to 
supply elementwise bounds on the Hessian or derivative tensor of the 
objective function. Alternatively, oBB can compute a radial basis 
function approximation to the objective function and optimize that instead.

More details and installation instructions can be found at


Jaroslav Fowkes (oBB project manager)

Jaroslav Fowkes
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh
email: jaroslav.fowkes at ed.ac.uk

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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