Mixed Integer Linear Optimization with PROC OPTMODEL and PROC OPTMILP

Mixed integer linear optimization in SAS/OR 12.1 builds on and extends the advances in linear optimization. Overall, solver speed has increased by over 50% (on a library of test problems) compared to SAS/OR 9.3. The branch-and-bound algorithm has approximately doubled its ability to evaluate and solve component linear optimization problems (which are referred to as nodes in the branch-and-bound tree). These improvements have significantly reduced solution time for difficult problems.