© 2017 INFORMS. In this paper, we aim to prove the linear rate convergence of the alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) for solving linearly constrained convex composite optimization problems. Under a mild calmness condition, which holds automatically for convex composite piecewise linear-quadratic programming, we establish the global Q-linear rate of convergence for a general semi-proximal ADMM with the dual step-length being taken in (0,(1+51/2)/2). This semi-proximal ADMM, which covers the classic one, has the advantage to resolve the potentially nonsolvability issue of the subproblems in the classic ADMM and possesses the abilities of handling the multi-block cases e ciently. We demonstrate the usefulness of the obtained results when applied to two- and multi-block convex quadratic (semidefinite) programming.
- Composite conic programming
- Q-linear convergence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science Applications
- Management Science and Operations Research