ECCC-Report TR19-148https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2019/148Comments and Revisions published for TR19-148en-usSun, 03 Nov 2019 11:17:37 +0200
Paper TR19-148
| Simultaneous Max-Cut is harder to approximate than Max-Cut |
Amey Bhangale,
Subhash Khot
https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2019/148A systematic study of simultaneous optimization of constraint satisfaction problems was initiated in [BKS15]. The simplest such problem is the simultaneous Max-Cut. [BKKST18] gave a $.878$-minimum approximation algorithm for simultaneous Max-Cut which is {\em almost optimal} assuming the Unique Games Conjecture (UGC). For a single instance Max-Cut, [GW95] gave an $\alpha_{GW}$-approximation algorithm where $\alpha_{GW}\approx .87856720...$ which is {\em optimal} assuming the UGC.
It was left open whether one can achieve an $\alpha_{GW}$-minimum approximation algorithm for simultaneous Max-Cut. We answer the question by showing that there exists an absolute constant $\varepsilon_0\geq 10^{-5}$ such that it is NP-hard to get an $(\alpha_{GW}- \varepsilon_0)$-minimum approximation for simultaneous Max-Cut assuming the UGC.Sun, 03 Nov 2019 11:17:37 +0200https://eccc.weizmann.ac.il/report/2019/148