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This page contains all the information you need to get started on the challenge.

Documents

Problem description and data format:

Rules and awards:

Presentation upon announcement of the challenge:

Instances

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.

And the ORTEC-late instances, available one month before the submission deadline:

  • ORTEC-late
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    Programs

    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.

    Random seeds

    The random seeds, as announced in Rule 3.7 in the Challenge_setup document, are as follows:

    188844985
    274073755
    357478809
    406479598
    546175272
    693954681
    781056682
    829480447
    912339174

    (We recently noticed that the example previously provided in Rule 3.5 had one too many digits.)