Scheduling independent jobs on hypercubes

  • Guan-Ing Chen
  • Ten-Hwang Lai
Contributed Papers Distributed Algorithms
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 294)


We consider the problem of scheduling k independent jobs on an n-dimensional hypercube system to minimize finishing time, where each job J i is associated with a dimension d i and a processing time t i , meaning that J i requires a d i -dimensional subcube for t i units of time. This problem is NP-complete if no preemption is allowed. We propose a simple heuristic called LDLPT (largest dimension largest processing time) for this problem and analyze its worst-case performance: the ratio of the heuristic finishing time to the optimal does not exceed 2 — 1/2n-1.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guan-Ing Chen
    • 1
  • Ten-Hwang Lai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer and Information ScienceThe Ohio State UniversityColumbus

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