BARON Solver for Global Optimization
The BARON solver (Branch-And-Reduce Optimization Navigator) is a global optimization (GO) solver: it is a computational system for solving nonconvex optimization problems to global optimality. Purely continuous, purely integer, and mixed-integer nonlinear problems can be solved with the software.
The Branch And Reduce Optimization Navigator derives its name from its combining constraint propagation, interval analysis, and duality in its reduce arsenal with enhanced branch and bound concepts as it winds its way through the hills and valleys of complex optimization problems in search of global solutions.
BARON can be used to find the k-best solutions. BARON can also handle mixed integer programming problems.
Download a free license (*) to use BARON as the Global Optimization solver in AIMMS
BARON guarantees to provide global optima under fairly general assumptions, but cannot handle constraints that contain goniometric functions or with a reference to an external function. BARON requires that all nonlinear variables and expressions in the mathematical program are bounded from below and above.
BARON Supported Versions
- AIMMS supports BARON 7.5 (Windows 32-bit only)
- AIMMS supports BARON 10.3 and 11 (Windows 32-bit and 64-bit only)
Download a free trial license to use BARON as the Global Optimization solver in AIMMS
The Free Academic does not contain a BARON license and the Free Student License only contains a size restricted version of BARON. A special academic BARON license is available within the paid Academic program.