These instances are random generated sparse graphs with edge weights between 1 and 10.
The were introduced in Bea84 and were generated following a scheme outlined in Ane80 . More information is among others in Bea89 , Luc93 , KM98 , PD00 .
The original data sets are from the OR-Library.
The files can be found in the download section.
The column DC classifies the difficulty of the instance.
The letter after class gives an impression how long it takes to solve the problem using state-of-the-art soft- and hardware. secounds means less than a minute (this includes instances which can be solved in fractions of a second). minutes means less than an hour. hours is less than a day and days is less than a week. weeks mean it takes really a long time to solve this instance. ? means the instance is not solved or the time is not known.
If the number in the Opt column is written in italics the optimum is not known. The number given is the best know upper bound.