I was reading the white paper with the latest in SAS-OR. I understood that the software has been improved considerably with regards to performance, scalability, front end, etc. Has there been any benchmarking studies performed lately with the existing LP/MIP/NLP solvers like CPLEX/ MINOS, etc? If yes, can I request a copy of the same. If not, could you provide a comparison.
We cannot directly compare against other solvers since we do not have a license. From public domain benchmarks, after adjusting approximately for different hardware, we seem to be very competitive with the best of breed. In some cases, we are worse; in other cases we are better.