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The vehicle routing problem (VRP) is a difficult and well-studied combinatorial optimization problem. We develop a parallel algorithm for the VRP that combines a heuristic local search improvement procedure with integer programming. We run our parallel algorithm with as many as 129 processors and are able to quickly find high-quality solutions to standard benchmark problems. We assess the impact of parallelism by analyzing our procedure's performance under a number of different scenarios.

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