Tuesday, December 4, 2012

History of LP/MIP

http://www.gurobi.com/pdf/a-brief-history-of-optimization.pdf. I am always fascinated by these stories… Every time when looking back I am impressed by the size and complexity of models we can solve these days on our laptops compared to what we could solve on mainframes and supercomputers a few decades ago (and with much more convenience).

PS. You also may want to look at the whole issue at: http://www.zib.de/groetschel/publications/OptimizationStories.pdf. More interesting historic details about optimization.