An improved LS algorithm for the problem of scheduling multi groups of jobs on multi processors at the same speed

Wei Ding, Yi Zhao


In the paper we mainly study the C max problem of scheduling n groups of jobs on n special-purpose processors and m general-purpose processors at the same speed provided the ready time of each job is less than α times of its processing time. We first propose an improved LS algorithm. We then show that the bound for the ratio of the approximate solution T LS to the optimal solution T* is less than (1 + α)(2 - 1 / n+m ). Moreover, we give an example to illustrate that it is tight for any α ≥ 0.


Heuristic algorithm; LS algorithm; LPT algorithm; general-purpose processors; special-purpose processors; tight bound.

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Algorithmic Operations Research. ISSN: 1718-3235