SnapVX: A Network-Based Convex Optimization Solver

David Hallac, Christopher Wong, Steven Diamond, Abhijit Sharang, Rok Sosič, Stephen Boyd, Jure Leskovec.

Year: 2017, Volume: 18, Issue: 4, Pages: 1−5


SnapVX is a high-performance solver for convex optimization problems defined on networks. For problems of this form, SnapVX provides a fast and scalable solution with guaranteed global convergence. It combines the capabilities of two open source software packages: and CVXPY. is a large scale graph processing library, and CVXPY provides a general modeling framework for small-scale subproblems. SnapVX offers a customizable yet easy-to-use Python interface with out-of- the- box functionality. Based on the Alternating Direction Method of Multipliers (ADMM), it is able to efficiently store, analyze, parallelize, and solve large optimization problems from a variety of different applications. Documentation, examples, and more can be found on the SnapVX website at

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