Dakota Reference Manual  Version 6.4
Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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evaluation_cache


Do not retain function evaluation history in memory

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Description

Do not retain the complete function evaluation history in memory.

This can be important for reducing memory requirements in large-scale applications (i.e., applications with a large number of variables or response functions) and for eliminating the overhead of searching for duplicates within the function evaluation cache prior to each new function evaluation (e.g., for improving speed in problems with 1000's of inexpensive function evaluations or for eliminating overhead when performing timing studies).

However, the downside is that unnecessary computations may be performed since duplication in function evaluation requests may not be detected. For this reason, this option is not recommended when function evaluations are costly.

Note: duplication detection within Dakota can be deactivated, but duplication detection features within specific optimizers may still be active.