This page contains all the information you need to get started on the challenge.
Problem description and data format:
Rules and awards:
Presentation upon announcement of the challenge:
Below, you find three sets of problem instances. ORTEC-test is meant simply to test your solutions. You cannot gain anything from them, except perhaps bragging rights.
- ORTEC-test instances
Second, there are ORTEC-early instances, which are the prize instances for our all-time-best competition!
And the ORTEC-late instances, available one month before the submission deadline:
Here, you find the so-called validator. For instructions on how to use this, see the introduction of the challenge above.
Please use the following calibration program to determine the performance factor of your machine. Instructions are included.
The random seeds, as announced in Rule 3.7 in the Challenge_setup document, are as follows:
(We recently noticed that the example previously provided in Rule 3.5 had one too many digits.)