The NEOS Server offers Knitro
for the solution of general mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints
that can be modeled in GAMS format.
Knitro also can be used
to solve simpler classes of problems, such as
unconstrained problems, bound constrained problems, linear programming (LP)
problems and quadratic programming (QP) problems.
Knitro was developed by
Richard Byrd,
Mary Beth Hribar,
Jorge Nocedal and
Richard Waltz with
additional help from Guanghui Liu, Marcelo Marazzi, Todd Plantenga and
Jose Luis Morales. For a detailed description of Knitro, see
R. H. Byrd, J. Nocedal, and R. A. Waltz. 2006.
KNITRO: An Integrated Package for Nonlinear Optimization.
In: G. di Pillo and M. Roma, editors. LargeScale Nonlinear Optimization.
SpringerVerlag. p. 3559.
Knitro is available from Artelys. For more information on Knitro, see the
Knitro
website.
Using the NEOS Server with Knitro
The user must submit a model in GAMS
format to solve a mixedinteger nonlinearly constrained optimization problem.
For security purposes, the model
submitted must adhere to the following conventions:
 It must be self contained, i.e., no $include or $batinclude statements.
 It may not execute external programs, i.e., no $call or execute statements.
 It may not create files, i.e., no put files or $echo statements.
If you are unfamiliar with GAMS, the GAMS Documentation Center provides a GAMS User's Guide.
Examples of models in GAMS
format can be found in the
GAMS model library and an
alphabetical index
is also available.
An options file can be used to specify Knitro options. Currently, the NEOS
Server can only use optfile=1 with GAMS input. Therefore, any model
that specifies a different options file will not work as intended.
The NEOS Server initially limits the amount of output generated in the
listing file by turning off the symbol and unique element list, symbol
cross references, and restricting the rows and columns listed to zero.
This behavior can be changed by specifying the appropriate options
in the model file. See the
documentation on the
modeling language for further information.
