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Scheduling on uniform nonsimultaneous parallel machines

Liliana Grigoriu (liliana.grigoriu***at***gmail.com)
Donald K. Friesen (friesen***at***cse.tamu.edu)

Abstract: We consider the problem of scheduling on uniform processors with nonsimultaneous machine available times with the purpose of mini\-mi\-zing the maximum completion time. We give a variant of the Multifit algorithm which generates schedules which end within $1.382$ times the optimal maximum completion times. This results from properties of the Multifit algorithm when used for scheduling on uniform processors with simultaneous start times. We also show that if a better approximation bound of Multifit for scheduling on uniform processors will be found in the future, this bound will also apply to our Multifit variant for scheduling on nonsimultaneous uniform processors if a property of the proof of the simultaneous uniform processor bound is met.

Keywords: approximation bounds, scheduling

Category 1: Combinatorial Optimization (Approximation Algorithms )

Category 2: Combinatorial Optimization

Category 3: Applications -- OR and Management Sciences (Scheduling )

Citation: in Liliana Grigoriu Scheduling on parallel machines with variable availability patterns, doctoral thesis, University Politehnica Bucharest, October 2012

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Entry Submitted: 06/04/2013
Entry Accepted: 07/05/2013
Entry Last Modified: 11/27/2013

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