J.A.J. Hall and Q. Huangfu
When solving families of related linear programming (LP) problems and many classes of single LP problems, the simplex method is the preferred computational technique. Hitherto there has been no efficient parallel implementation of the simplex method that gives good speed-up on general, large sparse LP problems. This paper presents a variant of the dual simplex method and a prototype parallelisation scheme. The resulting implementation, ParISS, is efficient when run in serial and offers modest speed-up for a range of LP test problems.
Key words: Linear programming, Dual revised simplex method, Parallel algorithms