Parallel Local Search and Job Shop Scheduling

  • M. G. A. Verhoeven
  • E. H. L. Aarts


We discuss parallel local search approaches to the job shop scheduling problem, based on edge reversal neighborhoods. Speed-up is achieved by parallel exploration of neighborhoods and parallel computation of the P longest paths in a disjunctive graph. A complexity analysis shows that the resulting parallel local search algorithm has a speed-up of O(P/ log log P) on a PRAM machine with P processors, and a speed-up of O(P/ log P) on a distributed-memory MIMD machine Furthermore, we show that the problem to verify local optimality with respect to the 1-opt neighborhood for the job shop scheduling problem is in.NC.


Local Search Time Complexity Parallel Algorithm Travel Salesman Problem Longe Path 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. A. Verhoeven
    • 1
  • E. H. L. Aarts
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Computing ScienceEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Philips Research LaboratoriesEindhovenThe Netherlands

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