Published May 12, 2021 | Version v1
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On Dedicated CDCL Strategies for PB Solvers Companion Artifact

  • 1. Univ. Artois & CNRS
  • 2. LIX (Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'X), Ecole Polytechnique, X-Uber Chair


Current implementations of pseudo-Boolean (PB) solvers working on native PB constraints are based on the CDCL architecture which empowers highly efficient modern SAT solvers. In particular, such PB solvers not only implement a (cutting-planes-based) conflict analysis procedure, but also complementary strategies for components that are crucial for the efficiency of CDCL, namely branching heuristics, learned constraint deletion and restarts. However, these strategies are mostly reused by PB solvers without considering the particular form of the PB constraints they deal with. In this artifact, we evaluate different ways of adapting CDCL strategies to take the specificities of PB constraints into account while preserving the behavior they have in the clausal setting. We implemented these strategies in two different solvers, namely *Sat4j* (for which we consider three configurations) and *RoundingSat*. Our experiments show that these dedicated strategies allow to improve, sometimes significantly, the performance of these solvers, both on decision and optimization problems.


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