Continuous extremal optimization for Lennard-Jones clusters

Tao Zhou, Wen-Jie Bai, Long-Jiu Cheng, Bing-Hong Wang
2005 Physical Review E  
In this paper, we explore a general-purpose heuristic algorithm for finding high-quality solutions to continuous optimization problems. The method, called continuous extremal optimization(CEO), can be considered as an extension of extremal optimization(EO) and is consisted of two components, one is with responsibility for global searching and the other is with responsibility for local searching. With only one adjustable parameter, the CEO's performance proves competitive with more elaborate
more » ... more elaborate stochastic optimization procedures. We demonstrate it on a well known continuous optimization problem: the Lennerd-Jones clusters optimization problem.
doi:10.1103/physreve.72.016702 pmid:16090129 fatcat:keosg63hnnbn3jx7ozjhbakggi