Mathematical Programming

, Volume 48, Issue 1–3, pp 447–474 | Cite as

Computational schemes for large-scale problems in extended linear-quadratic programming

  • R. T. Rockafellar


Numerical approaches are developed for solving large-scale problems of extended linear-quadratic programming that exhibit Lagrangian separability in both primal and dual variables simultaneously. Such problems are kin to large-scale linear complementarity models as derived from applications of variational inequalities, and they arise from general models in multistage stochastic programming and discrete-time optimal control. Because their objective functions are merely piecewise linear-quadratic, due to the presence of penalty terms, they do not fit a conventional quadratic programming framework. They have potentially advantageous features, however, which so far have not been exploited in solution procedures. These features are laid out and analyzed for their computational potential. In particular, a new class of algorithms, called finite-envelope methods, is described that does take advantage of the structure. Such methods reduce the solution of a high-dimensional extended linear-quadratic program to that of a sequence of low-dimensional ordinary quadratic programs.

Key words

Extended linear-quadratic programming large-scale numerical optimization finite-envelope methods stochastic programming nonsmooth optimization linear complementarity variational inequalities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. T. Rockafellar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Washington GN-50SeattleUSA

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