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Memetic algorithms are effective algorithms to obtain reliable and accurate solutions for complex continuous optimization problems. Nowadays, high dimensional optimization problems are an interesting field of research. The high dimensionality introduces new problems for the optimization process, requiring more scalable algorithms that, at the same time, could explore better the higher domain space around each solution. In this work, we proposed a memetic algorithm, MA-SW-Chains, for large scale global optimization. This algorithm assigns to each individual a local search intensity that depends on its features, by chaining different local search applications. MA-SW-Chains is an adaptation to large scale optimization of a previous algorithm, MA-CMA-Chains, to improve its performance on high-dimensional problems. Finally, we present the results obtained by our proposal using the benchmark problems defined in the Special Session of Large Scale Global Optimization on the IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation in 2010.