Software
For some codes a benchmark on problems from SDPLIB is available at Arizona State University.
 BiqCrunch, by N. Krislock, J. Malick, and F. Roupin.
A semidefinite branchandbound method for solving binary quadratic problems (online platform).
 Biq Mac Solver, by F. Rendl, G. Rinaldi, and A. Wiegele.
An online platform for solving unconstrained binary quadratic programs and
computing a maximum cut of edgeweighted graphs.
 CSDP 4.9,
by Brian Borchers (report 1998, report 2001). He also maintains a problem library, SDPLIB.
 CVX, version 1.1,
by M. Grant and S. Boyd.
Matlab software for disciplined convex programming.
 DSDP 5.6 , by S. J. Benson and Y. Ye, parallel dualscaling interior point code in C (manual); source and excutables available from Benson's homepages.

GloptiPoly3,
by D. Henrion, J.B. Lasserre and J. Loefberg;
a Matlab/SeDuMi addon for LMIrelaxations of minimization problems over multivariable polynomial functions subject to polynomial or integer constraints.

LMITOOL2.0
of the Optimization and Control Group at ENSTA.

MAXDET, by Shaopo Wu, L. Vandenberghe, and S. Boyd. Software
for determinant maximization. (see also rmd)
 MOSEK 7 is now reported to support SDP and has additional Yalmip and CVXinterfaces.

NCSOStools, by K. Cafuta, I. Klep, and J. Povh.
An open source Matlab toolbox for symbolic computation with polynomials in noncommuting variables, to be used in combination with sdp solvers.
 PENNON1.1 by M. Kocvara and M. Stingl. It implements a penalty method for (largescale, sparse) nonlinear and semidefinite programming (see their report), and is based on the PBM method of BenTal and Zibulevsky.
 PENSDP v2.0 and PENBMI v2.0, by TOMLAB Optimization Inc., a MATLAB interface for PENNON.
 rmd , by the Geometry of Lattices and Algorithms group at University of Magdeburg, for making solutions of MAXDET rigorous by approximating primal and dual solution by rationals and testing for feasibility.
 SBmethod (Version 1.1.3), by C. Helmberg. A C++ implementation
of the spectral bundle method for eigenvalue optimization.

SDLS
by D. Henrion and J. Malick.
Matlab package for solving leastsquares problems over convex symmetric cones.

SDPA (version 7.1.2), initiated by the group around Masakazu Kojima.
 SDPHA does not seem to be available any more
(it was package by F. A. Potra, R. Sheng, and N. Brixius for use with MATLAB).
 SDPLR (version 1.02, May 2005) by Sam Burer, a C package for solving largescale semidefinite programming problems.

SDPpack is no longer supported, but still available. Version 0.9 BETA, by F. Alizadeh, J.P. Haeberly,
M. V. Nayakkankuppam, M. L. Overton, and S. Schmieta, for use with MATLAB.

SDPSOL (version beta), by Shaopo Wu & Stephen Boyd (May 20, 1996).
A parser/solver for SDP and MAXDET problems with matrix structure.

SDP_S, a stand alone tool to formulate and solve semidefinite relaxations for 01 quadratic problems by F. Roupin (March 1, 2010).
 SDPT3 (version 4.0),
high quality MATLAB package by K.C. Toh, M.J. Todd, and R.H. Tütüncü. See the
optimization online reference.
 SeDuMi, a high quality package with MATLAB interface for solving optimization problems over selfdual homogeneous cones started by Jos F. Sturm.
Now also available: SeDuMi Interface 1.04 by Dimitri Peaucelle.
 SOSTOOLS,
by S. Prajna, A. Papachristodoulou, and P. A. Parrilo. A SEDUMI based MATLAB toolbox for formulating and solving sums of squares (SOS) optimization programs(also available at Caltech).

SP is no longer available (it was a software package for semidefinite programming by L. Vandenberghe, Stephen Boyd, and Brien Alkire).
 SparseCoLO, by the group of M. Kojima, a matlab package for conversion methods for LMIs having sparse chordal graph structure, see the Research report B453.
 SparsePOP, by H. Waki, S. Kim, M. Kojima and M. Muramatsu, is a MATLAB implementation of a sparse semidefinite programming relaxation method proposed for polynomial optimization problems.
 VSDP: Verified SemiDefinite Programmin,
by Christian Jansson. MATLAB software package for computing verified results of semidefinite programming problems. See the
optimization online reference.

YALMIP, free MATLAB Toolbox by J. Löfberg for rapid optmization modeling with
support for, e.g., conic programming, integer programming, bilinear
optmization, moment optmization and sum of squares. Interfaces about 20
solvers, including most modern SDP solvers.
Reports on software:
 M. Yamashita, K. Fujisawa, M. Fukuda, K. Nakata and M. Nakata.
"Parallel solver for semidefinite programming problem having sparse Schur complement matrix",
Research Report B463, Dept. of Math. and Comp. Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, OhOkayama, Meguro, Tokyo 1528552, September 2010.
optonline
 Hans D. Mittelmann.
"The stateoftheart in conic optimization software",
Arizona State University, August 2010, written for the "Handbook of Semidefinite, Cone and Polynomial Optimization: Theory, Algorithms, Software and Applications".
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 K.C. Toh, M. J. Todd, and R. H. Tütüncü.
"On the implementation and usage of SDPT3  a Matlab software package for semidefinitequadraticlinear programming, version 4.0",
Preprint, National University of Singapore, June, 2010.
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 K. Cafuta, I. Klep and J. Povh.
"NCSOSTOOLS: A Computer Algebra System for Symbolic and Numerical Computation with Noncommutative Polynomials",
University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Slovenia, May 2010.
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 I. D. Ivanov and E. De Klerk.
"Parallel implementation of a semidefinite programming solver based on CSDP on a distributed memory cluster",
Optimization Methods and Software, Volume 25, Issue 3 June 2010 , pages 405  420 .
OMS
 M. Yamashita, K. Fujisawa, K. Nakata, M. Nakata, M. Fukuda, K. Kobayashi and Kazushige Goto.
"A highperformance software package for semidefinite programs: SDPA 7",
Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, January, 2010.
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 Sunyoung Kim, Masakazu Kojima, Hayato Waki and Makoto Yamashita.
"SFSDP: a Sparse Version of Full SemiDefinite Programming Relaxation for Sensor Network Localization Problems",
Report B457, Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, July 2009.
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 K. Fujisawa, S. Kim, M. Kojima, Y. Okamoto and M. Yamashita.
"ser's Manual for SparseCoLO: Conversion Methods for Sparse Conicform Linear Optimization Problems",
Research report B453, Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2121 OhOkayama, Meguroku, Tokyo 1528552 Japan, February 2009.
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 Sunyoung Kim, Masakazu Kojima, Martin Mevissen, Makoto Yamashita.
"Exploiting Sparsity in Linear and Nonlinear Matrix Inequalities via Positive Semidefinite Matrix Completion",
Research Report B452, Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, OhOkayama, Meguro, Tokyo 1528552, Japan, November 2008.
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 D. Henrion, J. B. Lasserre, and J. Löfberg.
"GloptiPoly 3: moments, optimization and semidefinite programming",
LAASCNRS, University of Toulouse, 2007.
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 Didier Henrion and Jérôme Malick.
"SDLS: a Matlab package for solving conic leastsquares problems",
LAASCNRS, University of Toulouse, 2007.
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 M. Grant and S. Boyd.
"Graph Implementations for Nonsmooth Convex Programs",
Stanford University, 2007.
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 K. K. Sivaramakrishnan.
"A PARALLEL interior point decomposition algorithm for blockangular semidefinite programs",
Technical Report, Department of Mathematics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695, December 2006. Revised in June 2007 and August 2007.
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 Makoto Yamashita, Katsuki Fujisawa, Mituhiro Fukuda, Masakazu Kojima, Kazuhide Nakata.
"Parallel PrimalDual InteriorPoint Methods for SemiDefinite Programs",
Research Report B415, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2121, Ohokayama, Meguroku, Tokyo, Japan, March 2005.
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 B. Borchers and J. Young.
"How Far Can We Go With PrimalDual Interior Point Methods for SDP?",
New Mexico Tech, February 2005.
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 H. Waki, S. Kim, M. Kojima and M. Muramatsu.
"SparsePOP : a Sparse Semidefinite Programming Relaxation of Polynomial Optimization Problems",
Research Report B414, Dept. of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, OhOkayama, Meguro 1528552, Tokyo, Japan, March 2005.
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 M. Kocvara and M. Stingl.
"PENNON: A code for convex nonlinear and semidefinite programming",
Optimization Methods and Software (OMS), Volume 18, Number 3, 317333, June 2003.
 Brian Borchers.
"CSDP 4.0 User's Guide",
user's guide, New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM 87801, 2002.
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 M. Yamashita, K. Fujisawa, and M. Kojima.
"SDPARA : SemiDefinite Programming Algorithm PARAllel Version",
Parallel Computing Vol.29 (8) 10531067 (2003).
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 J. Sturm.
"Implementation of Interior Point Methods for Mixed Semidefinite and Second Order Cone Optimization Problems",
Optimization Methods and Software, Volume 17, Number 6, 11051154, December 2002.
optimizationonline
 S. Benson and Y. Ye.
"DSDP4 Software User Guide",
ANL/MCSTM248; Mathematics and Computer Science Division; Argonne National Laboratory; Argonne, IL; March 2002.
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 S. Benson.
"Parallel Computing on Semidefinite Programs",
Preprint ANL/MCSP9390302; Mathematics and Computer Science Division Argonne National Laboratory 9700 S. Cass Avenue Argonne, IL,
60439; March 2002.
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 D. Henrion and J. B. Lasserre.
"GloptiPoly  Global Optimization over Polynomials with Matlab and SeDuMi",
LAASCNRS Research Report, February 2002.
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 M. Kocvara and M. Stingl.
"PENNON  A Generalized Augmented Lagrangian Method for Semidefinite Programming",
Research Report 286, Institute of Applied Mathematics, University of Erlangen, 2001.
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 D. Peaucelle, D. Henrion, and Y. Labit.
"User's Guide for SeDuMi Interface 1.01",
Technical report number 01445 LAASCNRS : 7 av. du Colonel Roche, 31077 Toulouse Cedex 4, FRANCE November 2001.
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 Jos F. Sturm.
"Using SEDUMI 1.02, a MATLAB Toolbox for Optimization Over Symmetric Cones (Updated for Version 1.05)",
October 2001.
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 Hans D. Mittelmann.
"An Independent Benchmarking of SDP and SOCP Solvers",
Technical Report, Dept. of Mathematics, Arizona State University, July 2001.
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 K. Fujisawa, M. Fukuda, M. Kojima and K. Nakata.
"Numerical Evaluation of SDPA",
Research Report B330, Department of Mathematical and Computing Sciences, Tokyo Institute of Technology, OhOkayama, Meguroku, Tokyo 152, September 1997.
ps.Zfile (ftp) or
dvi.Zfile (ftp)
 L. Mosheyev and M. Zibulevsky.
"Penalty/Barrier Multiplier Algorithm for Semidefinite Programming: Dual Bounds and Implementation",
Research Report #1/96, Optimization Laboratory, Technion, November 1996.
psfile (http)
Due to several requests I have asked G. Rinaldi for permission to put
his graph generator on this page. Here it is: rudy (tar.gzfile)
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