Class ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter<T extends Copyable<T>>

    • Constructor Detail

      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T> search,
                                                 int runLength,
                                                 int numThreads)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a specified metaheuristic in parallel across multiple threads. All restarts are the same in length.
        Parameters:
        search - The metaheuristic to restart multiple times in parallel.
        runLength - The length of every restarted run of the metaheuristic.
        numThreads - The number of threads to use.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if numThreads is less than 1.
        IllegalArgumentException - if nunLength is less than 1.
      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T> search,
                                                 RestartSchedule r,
                                                 int numThreads)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a specified metaheuristic in parallel across multiple threads. All parallel instances follow the same restart schedule of run lengths.
        Parameters:
        search - The metaheuristic to restart multiple times in parallel.
        r - The schedule of run lengths. Note that the threads do not share a single RestartSchedule. Rather, each thread will be initialized with its own copy of r.
        numThreads - The number of threads to use.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if numThreads is less than 1.
      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T> search,
                                                 Collection<? extends RestartSchedule> schedules)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a specified metaheuristic in parallel across multiple threads. Each parallel instance follows its own restart schedule of run lengths.
        Parameters:
        search - The metaheuristic to restart multiple times in parallel.
        schedules - The schedules of run lengths, one for each thread. The number of threads will be equal to the number of restart schedules.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if schedules.size() is less than 1.
      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(Collection<? extends ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T>> searches,
                                                 Collection<? extends RestartSchedule> schedules)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a set of specified metaheuristics in parallel across multiple threads. Each parallel search follows its own restart schedule of run lengths.
        Parameters:
        searches - A collection of the metaheuristics to restart multiple times in parallel. The number of threads will be equal to the size of this collection.
        schedules - The schedules of run lengths, one for each thread.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if searches.size() is not equal to schedules.size().
        IllegalArgumentException - if the Collection of Metaheuristics don't all share the same problem (i.e., requires that s1.getProblem() == s2.getProblem() for all s1, s2 in searches).
        IllegalArgumentException - if the Collection of Metaheuristics don't all share a single ProgressTracker (i.e., requires that s1.getProgressTracker() == s2.getProgressTracker() for all s1, s2 in searches).
      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(Collection<? extends ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T>> searches,
                                                 int runLength)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a set of specified metaheuristics in parallel across multiple threads. All runs of all parallel instances follows a constant run length.
        Parameters:
        searches - A collection of the metaheuristics to restart multiple times in parallel. The number of threads will be equal to the size of this collection.
        runLength - The length of all restarted runs of all parallel metaheuristics.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if runLength < 1.
        IllegalArgumentException - if the Collection of Metaheuristics don't all share the same problem (i.e., requires that s1.getProblem() == s2.getProblem() for all s1, s2 in searches).
        IllegalArgumentException - if the Collection of Metaheuristics don't all share a single ProgressTracker (i.e., requires that s1.getProgressTracker() == s2.getProgressTracker() for all s1, s2 in searches).
      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(ReoptimizableMultistarter<T> multistartSearch,
                                                 int numThreads)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a specified metaheuristic in parallel across multiple threads. All parallel instances follow the same restart schedule of run lengths.
        Parameters:
        multistartSearch - A ReoptimizableMultistarter configured with the metaheuristic and restart schedule. Each of the threads will be an identical copy of this ReoptimizableMultistarter.
        numThreads - The number of threads to use.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if numThreads is less than 1.
      • ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter​(Collection<ReoptimizableMultistarter<T>> multistarters)
        Constructs a parallel multistart metaheuristic that executes multiple runs of a set of specified metaheuristics in parallel across multiple threads. Each of the Multistarters will run in its own thread. The number of threads will be equal to the number of Multistarters passed to the constructor.
        Parameters:
        multistarters - A collection of Multistarters configured with the metaheuristics and restart schedules for the threads.
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if the Collection of Multistarters don't all share the same problem (i.e., requires that s1.getProblem() == s2.getProblem() for all s1, s2 in multistarters).
        IllegalArgumentException - if the Collection of Multistarters don't all share a single ProgressTracker (i.e., requires that s1.getProgressTracker() == s2.getProgressTracker() for all s1, s2 in multistarters).
    • Method Detail

      • reoptimize

        public SolutionCostPair<T> reoptimize​(int numRestarts)

        Executes a parallel multistart search. The number of threads, the specific metaheuristic executed by each thread, the restart schedules, etc are determined by how the ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter was configured at the time of construction. The optimize method runs the optimize method of each of the parallel instances of the search the specified number of times, keeping track of the best solution across the multiple parallel runs of the search. Each restart of each parallel search begins at the best solution found so far, but reinitializes any search control parameters.

        If this method is called multiple times, the restart schedules of the parallel metaheuristics are not reinitialized, and the run lengths for the additional restarts will continue where the schedules left off.

        Specified by:
        reoptimize in interface ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T extends Copyable<T>>
        Parameters:
        numRestarts - The number of times to restart each of the parallel metaheuristics.
        Returns:
        The best end of run solution (and its cost) of this set of parallel restarts, which may or may not be the same as the solution contained in this metaheuristic's ProgressTracker, which contains the best of all runs. Returns null if the run did not execute, such as if the ProgressTracker already contains the theoretical best solution.
        Throws:
        IllegalStateException - if the ParallelMultistarter.close() method was previously called.
      • split

        public ParallelReoptimizableMultistarter<T> split()
        Description copied from interface: Splittable
        Generates a functionally identical copy of this object, for use in multithreaded implementations of search algorithms. The state of the object that is returned may or may not be identical to that of the original. Thus, this is a distinct concept from the functionality of the Copyable interface. Classes that implement this interface must ensure that the object returned performs the same functionality, and that it does not share any state data that would be either unsafe or inefficient for concurrent access by multiple threads. The split method is allowed to simply return the this reference, provided that it is both safe and efficient for multiple threads to share a single copy of the Splittable object. The intention is to provide a multithreaded search with the capability to provide spawned threads with their own distinct search operators. Such multithreaded algorithms can call the split method for each thread it spawns to generate a functionally identical copy of the operator, but with independent state.
        Specified by:
        split in interface Metaheuristic<T extends Copyable<T>>
        Specified by:
        split in interface ReoptimizableMetaheuristic<T extends Copyable<T>>
        Specified by:
        split in interface Splittable<T extends Copyable<T>>
        Overrides:
        split in class ParallelMultistarter<T extends Copyable<T>>
        Returns:
        A functionally identical copy of the object, or a reference to this if it is both safe and efficient for multiple threads to share a single instance of this Splittable object.