borealis—A generalized global update algorithm for Boolean optimization problems

@article{Zhu2016borealisAGG,
  title={borealis—A generalized global update algorithm for Boolean optimization problems},
  author={Zheng Zhu and Chao Fang and Helmut G. Katzgraber},
  journal={Optimization Letters},
  year={2016},
  volume={14},
  pages={2495 - 2514}
}
Optimization problems with Boolean variables that fall into the nondeterministic polynomial (NP) class when cast as decision problems are of fundamental importance in computer science, mathematics, physics and industrial applications. Most notably, solving constraint-satisfaction problems, which are related to spin-glass-like Hamiltonians in physics, remains a difficult numerical task. As such, there has been great interest in designing efficient heuristics to solve these computationally… 

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