Max-Min Processors Scheduling
Keywords:Parallel processors; algorithms; heuristic
This paper focuses on the maximization of the minimum completion time on identical parallel processors. The objective of this maximization is to ensure fair distribution. Let a set of jobs to be assigned to several identical parallel processors. This problem is shown as NP-hard. The research work of this paper is based essentially on the comparison of the proposed heuristics with others cited in the literature review. Our heuristics are developed using essentially the randomization method and the iterative utilization of the knapsack problem to solve the studied problem. Heuristics are assessed by several instances represented in the experimental results. The results show that the knapsack based heuristic gives almost a similar performance than heuristic in a literature review but in better running time.
Copyright terms are indicated in the Republic of Lithuania Law on Copyright and Related Rights, Articles 4-37.