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Parallel machine scheduling with a common server

Hall, Nicholas G., Potts, Chris N. and Sriskandarajah, Chelliah (2000) Parallel machine scheduling with a common server Discrete Applied Mathematics, 102, (3), pp. 223-243. (doi:10.1016/S0166-218X(99)00206-1).

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This paper considers the nonpreemptive scheduling of a given set of jobs on several identical, parallel machines. Each job must be processed on one of the machines. Prior to processing, a job must be loaded (setup) by a single server onto the relevant machine. The paper considers a number of classical scheduling objectives in this environment, under a variety of assumptions about setup and processing times. For each problem considered, the intention is to provide either a polynomial- or pseudo-polynomial-time algorithm, or a proof of binary or unary NP-completeness. The results provide a mapping of the computational complexity of these problems.

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: deterministic parallel machine scheduling, common server, polynomial-time algorithm, np-complete
Organisations: Operational Research


Local EPrints ID: 29614
ISSN: 0166-218X
PURE UUID: 8f1dcac8-3e26-47d0-b6b4-fc45ec5d35a4

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Date deposited: 11 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:57

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Author: Nicholas G. Hall
Author: Chris N. Potts
Author: Chelliah Sriskandarajah

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