@inproceedings{16ee8c23ebf1482e95263b40862c464e,

title = "Optimizing a Certified Proof Checker for a Large-Scale Computer-Generated Proof",

abstract = "In recent work, we formalized the theory of optimal-size sorting networks with the goal of extracting a verified checker for the large-scale computer-generated proof that 25 comparisons are optimal when sorting 9 inputs, which required more than a decade of CPU time and produced 27 GB of proof witnesses. The checker uses an untrusted oracle based on these witnesses and is able to verify the smaller case of 8 inputs within a couple of days, but it did not scale to the full proof for 9 inputs. In this paper, we describe several non-trivial optimizations of the algorithm in the checker, obtained by appropriately changing the formalization and capitalizing on the symbiosis with an adequate implementation of the oracle. We provide experimental evidence of orders of magnitude improvements to both runtime and memory footprint for 8 inputs, and actually manage to check the full proof for 9 inputs.",

author = "Lu{\'i}s Cruz-Filipe and Peter Schneider-Kamp",

year = "2015",

doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-20615-8_4",

language = "English",

isbn = "978-3-319-20614-1",

series = "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",

publisher = "Springer",

pages = "55--70",

editor = "Manfred Kerber and Jacques Carette and Cezary Kaliszyk and Florian Rabe and Volker Sorge",

booktitle = "Intelligent Computer Mathematics",

address = "Germany",

note = "8th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics, CICM ; Conference date: 13-07-2015 Through 17-07-2015",

}