JeanFrancoisPuget 2700028FGP Visits (5898)
To all my readers, I hope you enjoyed reading this blog as much as I enjoyed writing it. I want to thank you all as you are the reason for the existence of the blog.
You'll find below a quick recap of the blog activity for 2013. I wish all of you a happy and fruitful 2014!
My blog got about 130,000 page views (not counting the home page) during 2013, with 31 new posts. It is a significant increase compared to the 31,000 pages views in 2012.
The number of views increased significantly very late in the year with the surprising success of my No, The TSP Isn't NP Complete post which got more than 18,000 views in 2 days.
Other popular posts can be seen by sorting entries by number of visit. The top 10 for 2013 are
Popular topics include posts about analytics, and quantum computing. The later was triggered by a comparison between our CPLEX software and a D-Wave machine claimed to be a quantum computer. That original comparison stated that the D-Wave machine was up to 10,000 faster than CPLEX. We have shown in a series of posts that the speedup is closer to 10 than to 10,000. This is quite interesting as we compare a very specialized and expensive hardware to a very generic solver running on commodity hardware:
Another popular topic is about new CPLEX releases that we were proud to ship to our users:
Let me also mention few posts that I think are worth reading, even if they aren't the most popular ones yet:
I'll conclude with a specific topic on a mathematical problem that I solved during the summer of 2013, and for which I got a prize: