System And Method for Configuration of an Ensemble Solver
James Ezick, Jonathan Springer, Nicolas T. Vasilache
Publication Source: Patent US9684865B1
In a system for enabling configuration of an ensemble of several solvers, such that the ensemble can efficiently solve a constraint problem, for each one of several candidate configurations, an array of scores is computed. The array corresponds to a statistical parameter related to a problem solution, and the computation is based on, at least in part, a set of features associated with the problem. One candidate configuration is assigned to a solver, and based on the array of scores associated with that candidate configuration the same or a different candidate configuration is assigned to a another solver. A system for dynamically reconfiguring an ensemble of solvers obtains runtime data from several solvers, and a new configuration is determined by applying a machine learning and/or heuristic analysis procedure to the runtime data. The configuration of a solver may be updated according to the new configuration while that solver is running.